The US response will not depend on what kind of nuclear weapons Russia might use. About it told CNN White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
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A CNN journalist asked if the US would respond to the use of tactical nuclear weapons – such as destroying a small target or exploding in the Black Sea – in the same way as a strike with a strategic nuclear weapon.
Sullivan responded that “the use of nuclear weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine is the use of nuclear weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine, and we are not going to “cut salami”. He also stressed that it is dangerous to think that in the use of nuclear weapons “there may be some are the differences.”
“We believe the US should, with our allies and NATO partners and other responsible nations around the world, including China and India, send a very clear and strong signal to Russia that they should not consider using nuclear weapons in this conflict.” Sullivan said.
REFERENCE. The “salami slicing tactic” in world political jargon was the name used by the USSR in Europe since the 1950s – a method of gradual, but subtle build-up of threats in order to accustom the West to escalation and move as far as possible into the “red zone” stage at which ” becomes justified” the use of nuclear weapons in response to the actions of the USSR.
- On August 6, Guterres said that it was completely unacceptable for the leaders of countries that have nuclear weapons to even hint at the possibility of using them.
- On September 21, Stoltenberg said in an interview with Reuters that Russia would not be able to win a nuclear war – and NATO clearly communicates this to Moscow.
- On October 12, Biden said he did not believe Russian dictator Vladimir Putin would use nuclear weapons, but noted that the Pentagon had developed a plan for such a scenario.
See also: Borrell: If Putin attacks Ukraine with nuclear weapons, his army will be destroyed
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