US says Russia informed it of nuclear exercises amid tension

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States said Tuesday that Russia has informed it of routine nuclear exercises, reducing the risk of miscalculation amid mounting fears Moscow may go nuclear in the Ukraine war.

The State Department said that Russia complied with agreements to inform the United States of tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

‘This is a routine annual exercise by Russia,’ State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

‘So while Russia engages in unprovoked aggression and reckless nuclear rhetoric, these notification measures do ensure we’re not taken by surprise and reduce the risks of misperception,’ Price said…”

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