Stoltenberg told how Putin’s nuclear rhetoric will affect NATO’s support for Ukraine


NATO promises not to give in to Putin’s blackmail because of his nuclear rhetoric.

Stoltenberg assured that NATO countries have no plans to start testing nuclear weapons again / photo REUTERS

The nuclear rhetoric of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will not force the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to abandon their support for Ukraine.

As UNIAN correspondent reports, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg said on briefing in Brussels.

“Russia’s nuclear rhetoric during this conflict has been and continues to be reckless and dangerous. Russia must know that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be resolved,” Stoltenberg said.

He noted that the Alliance continues to closely monitor what Russia is doing. “At the moment, we have not seen any changes in their nuclear posture that would require any changes in our nuclear posture,” Stoltenberg added.

According to him, Russia’s announcement of withdrawal of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty shows Russia’s lack of respect and further disregard for its international obligations.

At the same time, NATO allies have followed these norms against nuclear testing for more than 25 years.

“We have no plans to start testing again. Putin is trying to use nuclear blackmail for intimidation and coercion. He is trying to use this nuclear rhetoric to prevent NATO allies from supporting Ukraine. But he will not succeed. Because it is in our security interests that Ukraine endures So, we will continue to support Ukraine and will not allow President Putin to blackmail NATO allies through his nuclear rhetoric,” Stoltenberg emphasized.

Nuclear threats of the Russian Federation – details

In June 2023, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, said that there was no need for Russia to strike Ukraine with a nuclear bomb. Putin also said that Russia has more nuclear weapons than NATO.

At the same time, the head of the “Sitting Russia” foundation and journalist Olga Romanova believes that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is capable of making a decision to launch a local nuclear attack on Ukraine or European countries.

British ex-prime minister Boris Johnson believes that the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will not use nuclear weapons, as this would deprive Russia of support from China and undermine the remnants of trust in the aggressor from the Russian side.

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