Putin says Russia could use nuclear weapons if it is threatened

Voice of America News reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia could use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty is threatened.

‘If somebody’s actions threaten our sovereignty and territorial integrity, we consider it possible to use all means at our disposal,’ Putin said, citing what he said is his country’s security policy.

‘For some reason, they believe in the West that Russia will never use it,’ Putin told a group of international journalists, adding that Russia’s nuclear arsenal is much more powerful that what the U.S. used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War II.

The Russian leader spoke face-to-face at some length on the sidelines of the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum…”

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