The Foreign Ministry recalled the conditions for the use of nuclear weapons by Russia

Launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile “YARS”. Archive photo

Russia may use nuclear weapons against a country or its allies will be used in weapons of mass destruction or if will be compromised very existence of the state, described in military doctrine, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“I remind you that Russian military doctrine, and such a document as the “principles of state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence” to comprehensively present all the scenarios in which it is theoretically possible use of nuclear weapons, us. These scenarios are reduced to aggression against Russia or its allies with weapons of mass destruction or aggression using conventional weapons, a threat to the existence of the state itself. I remind you again and again – no deviation from these positions,” he told the TV channel “Russia 24”.