According to the Kremlin, Russia would only use nuclear weapons in connection with the Ukraine conflict in the event of an “existential threat” to Russia. “We have a concept of internal security, that is well known,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN International on Tuesday. “You can read all the reasons to use nuclear weapons there,” he added.
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“So if there is an existential threat to our country, then (the atomic bomb) can be used according to our concept,” Peskow said. The Kremlin spokesman responded to a blunt question from CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour about whether he was “convinced or certain” that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not use a nuclear bomb in the conflict with Ukraine. (AFP)