Pentagon comments on Russian nuclear weapons — Analysis
There’s no need to change America’s nuclear posture at the moment, a spokesman said
The US doesn’t see a need to change its nuclear posture at this point in time, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told journalists on Tuesday. In an interview with CNN April 15, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, claimed Moscow could use its tactical nuclear weapons to attack Ukraine.
The US Department of Defense (US Department of Defense) is “constantly monitoring”Kirby stated that the Russian president Vladimir Putin made remarks in February when he directed Russian troops to launch a military operation against Ukraine.
Putin stated that any nation trying interfere with the Russian operation might face unprecedented consequences. Many observers understood this as a threat of using nuclear weapons. Russia placed its nuclear deterrence at the top of its list in response to hostile signals from NATO member countries during the Ukraine offensive.
“In light of what’s going on in Ukraine, and certainly in light of the early rhetoric, we are actively monitoring every single day,”According to the spokesperson.
“We have seen no reason to change our strategic deterrent posture,”He added. For the time being, however, Pentagon continues to be “comfortable that we have the ability, if required, to defend the homeland, our allies and our partners.”
Earlier, many Ukraine observers had speculated that Russia’s offensive in the country was not going as planned and that Moscow could up the ante by using tactical nuclear weapons. Zelensky brought up the idea again last week during a CNN interview.
Russian forces insist that they are making progress in Ukraine and have achieved all their objectives. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed Zelensky’s warning in an interview with Indian media this week. In an interview with Indian media, he said Russia did not intend to use nuclear weapons and called out the Ukrainian leader. “a not very adequate person”You can say otherwise.
Russia attacked its neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocol were created to provide special status for the Ukrainian breakaway areas within the Ukrainian state.
In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself to be neutral so that it can join NATO. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.
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