Russia says ‘no need’ to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russia has ‘no need’ to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, its defense minister said on Tuesday, describing media speculation that Moscow might deploy nuclear or chemical weapons in the conflict as ‘absolute lies’.

‘From a military point of view, there is no need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine to achieve the set goals. The main purpose of Russian nuclear weapons is to deter a nuclear attack,’ Sergei Shoigu said during a speech at an international security conference in Moscow.

‘The media are spreading speculation about the alleged use of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in the course of the special military operation, or about the readiness to use chemical weapons. All these informational attacks are absolute lies.’…”

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