Medvedev named four grounds for Russia’s use of nuclear weapons

Dmitry Medvedev. Archive photo

Deputy Chairman of the security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called the four foundations of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons, noting that one of them are the actions that threatens the existence of the state, and while they are not observed.

In an interview Darius Rosana French TV channel LCI on the question of whether the military doctrine of Russia the opportunity to use tactical nuclear weapons in the event of threats, he said that “the military doctrine on this subject in our country is open”, and there is a special document called “principles of state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence.”

“And there, in paragraph 19, if I’m not mistaken, lists four reasons for the use of nuclear weapons. Well, for the interest and for the French public I will list them. Launch nuclear missiles, nuclear weapons, attacks on critical infrastructure, which controls nuclear weapons or other actions that threaten the existence of the state itself. While such actions are not observed,” he said.