Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Medvedev named four grounds for the use of nuclear weapons by Russia, there are four grounds for the use of nuclear weapons by Russia, but there are no actions threatening the existence of the state yet.
This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Darius Roshben on the French TV channel LCI.
The former president of the Russian Federation was answering a question about whether the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons is provided for in Russia’s military doctrine. Medvedev stressed that “the military doctrine on this topic in our country is open.” There is also a special document called “Fundamentals of state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence,” he said.
“And there in paragraph 19, if I am not mistaken, four grounds for the use of nuclear weapons are listed. Well, for the interest and for the French public, I will list them. The launch of nuclear missiles, the use of nuclear weapons, attacks on critical infrastructure that controls nuclear weapons, or other actions that threaten the existence of the State itself. So far, such actions have not been observed,” the politician noted.
Earlier, Dmitry Medvedev spoke about the reasons for the start of a military special operation in Ukraine. According to the politician, Russia cannot come to terms with the fact that NATO can be stationed on Ukrainian territory.