Russian Ambassador to Britain: Russia does not intend to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine


Against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian military special operation on Ukrainian territory, some information resources and experts around the world have recently put forward assumptions about the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine to achieve the goals of the NMD as soon as possible by Moscow. On May 28, the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC (BBC) distributed an interview with Russian Ambassador to London Andrey Kelin, who commented on such rumors.


The head of the diplomatic mission noted that Russia has its own military doctrine, which clearly outlines where and when tactical nuclear weapons can be used. According to a strict list of prescribed conditions, this type of weapon is not used in such conflicts as in Ukraine. The use of tactical nuclear weapons is possible mainly in situations where the very existence of the Russian state is under threat.

It has nothing to do with the current operation.

the diplomat emphasized.

Thus, Kelin completely dispelled all the insinuations of provocateurs on this topic. He made it clear that Russia does not intend and will not use tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Ukraine.

It should be recalled that the Western and Ukrainian media recently clumsily tried to attribute the threat of the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Kyiv to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The speaker of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, explained that the inadmissibility of a nuclear war is the principled position of the Russian Federation. In turn, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov said that Moscow can only strike back and will not take extreme measures if it is not forced to defend itself against a strong adversary.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 29 May 2022 10: 38
    +5
    Neither Mr. Kelin, nor Lavrov, nor Shoigu should have denied the use of nuclear weapons so categorically.
    If the inadmissibility of nuclear war is the fundamental position of the Russian Federation, why spend money on it.
    The DPRK has a relatively small nuclear potential and speaks directly about its possible use, which guarantees its existence and deters some of its neighbors and overseas “democrats” from aggressive encroachments, and this is a good example for the Russian Federation in its opposition to the political and economic blockade, the war with the collective West in Ukraine and implementation of the ultimatum on non-expansion non-deployment and the return of NATO to the 1979 borders.
    1. spectr Offline spectr
      spectr (Dmitriy) 30 May 2022 00: 35
      0
      It follows from the speech that they deny the use of nuclear weapons by the first at the present time.
      What will happen in a month and what category of danger these military operations will receive, for example, in a month, there is nothing about this in their words. If desired, everything can happen very quickly, as was the case with the DPR and LPR. They recognized the republics, signed an agreement and brought in troops within three days.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 29 May 2022 10: 58
    +2
    It is not worth renouncing, especially since such assurances inspire Bandera to new provocations. We can once again remind you of the existence of a “red line” beyond which EVERYTHING is possible
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 29 May 2022 11: 00
    +1
    Our diplomats sometimes behave extremely thoughtlessly and inadequately, in this situation it is absurd and stupid to declare to our direct enemies that in no case will we ever use tactical nuclear weapons against him, this once again instills in him a sense of self-confidence and impunity in relation to Russia.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 May 2022 11: 23
    +1
    Good move.
    Our PR people and deputies first leaked information about the possibility of nuclear weapons, and then officials refute it.
    - Look how honest we are, as if you can’t trust anyone, but we can ...
  5. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 29 May 2022 11: 30
    +2
    Russian Ambassador to Britain: Russia does not intend to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine

    Can anyone explain this idiocy? The whole West is built on lies and bluff, but Russia is honest, principled... These statements invite the most deadly weapons, without fear of retaliation. These, in their own words, lead to significantly greater losses of our soldiers, due to the frank "NATO invitation to supply the Ukronazzombie to the fullest." Only the fear of the use of nuclear weapons, according to suppliers, can slow down the Apocalypse. If only...
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 29 May 2022 11: 57
      -2
      The diplomat could not publicly say yes.
      But a loophole has been left: "Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government Yuri Borisov clarified that Moscow can only strike back and will not take extreme measures if it is not forced to defend itself against a strong adversary."
      If Ukraine goes too far, for example: delivers a massive strike deep into Russian territory with new American missiles, such actions can be regarded as requiring retaliatory "extreme measures"!
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 29 May 2022 13: 16
        +2
        If he could not publicly say "yes" - then there was nothing to loudly present an ultimatum to return NATO to the borders of 1979, which all 27 mugs ignored and did exactly the opposite - NATO is expanding and building up its military potential on the border of the union state, and the whole world laughed sarcastically and made conclusions.
        If he barked loudly, and then tucked his tail in fright, this is a signal - you can continue to “twist ropes” from the Russian Federation with impunity - steal half of the gold reserves, a financial downpour and a flow of arms descended on Ukraine, and our formal “friends” are trying to step back and reach out to those who is more resolute - the CSTO to China, Birx to the USA, Belarus to the EU and NATO, and in the Russian Federation itself, the “democrats” will again become bolder and, in the end, bargain with their Western colleagues and break up the country into separate principalities and emirates.
        The Koreans said that they would use nuclear weapons and immediately began shaking hands - Trump almost became Kim's friend, and at the Olympic Games no one dared to ban either the anthem or the flag.
        1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
          Michael L. 29 May 2022 13: 35
          -3
          Do you think that the intimidation of nuclear weapons is a panacea that will solve all the foreign policy problems of the Russian Federation?
          I do not think!
          1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 29 May 2022 15: 03
            0
            Think, Michael, think!
            All foreign policy problems come from one decision-making center.
            The threat of nuclear war to this center with full readiness to implement it CAN solve ALL of our problems today, initiated from this center.
            The problem, apparently, is the dependence of our power on this center.
            We, as it were, report at every step to the concerned States that in our actions we do not overstep the prohibitions agreed with them.
            It catches the eye. At least that's how I see it.
            Add to this the theft by the West of our reserves and our sending to the thief a payment on a debt of half a billion greenbacks. Scrupulous fulfillment of ALL obligations to our enemy.
            Or already an "enemy"?
            1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 29 May 2022 17: 38
              +2
              Or already an "enemy"?

              More like a "partner".
              There is this analogy:
              After 91 years, Russia dreamed of earning the right to get into a common gaming table with the West. Finally she was allowed. Bye. However, she did not enjoy special respect as a "partner". Recently, the big business that manages it finally realized that the game for Russia at this table is coming to an end, and the country, or rather its wealth, will simply be taken away and thrown away. As his convulsive reaction came an ultimatum.
              The main "partner" at the table then simply knocked a stool out from under Russia. Now Russia is frantically, squatting trying to continue the game, while maintaining a dignified appearance.
              It is bitter for me to write this, because I am Russian, I live here, my life and the life of my family are connected with this country, as well as our future.
              However, I also understand that turning a blind eye to the danger that you see is criminal.
              This needs to be talked about. Something needs to be done about this. I hope that in Russia there will be healthy forces that will once again lead it to victory.
              1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
                Michael L. 30 May 2022 14: 14
                -1
                If

                The problem, apparently, is the dependence of our power on this center.

                - How can the Russian Federation threaten this center?
                Inconsistency in reasoning!
                Think, Alex, think!
                1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 May 2022 15: 39
                  +1
                  I think: everything in nature has its boundaries and limits. Dependency too.
                  History knows many cases of heroism, when someone overcame circumstances that seemed insurmountable to others.
                  It is heroism that is required from Russia now in order to survive.
                  Forces dependent and unable to overcome this dependence must be removed from the government of the country. Their place must be taken by forces striving to win
                  Causes, ways and possible solutions:
                  https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5fe624c58b9da069054d7540/zastoi-ili-tupik-rossii-pora-ispravliat-oshibki-618398864598a221eebf1551?&
          2. Nike Offline Nike
            Nike (Nikolai) 29 May 2022 15: 57
            0
            90% of 77 years does not mean anything to you?
          3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
            Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 29 May 2022 18: 23
            +1
            It won’t solve everything, but it will force you to bite your tongue, and it will also greatly help to reduce combat losses during the NWO in Ukraine and its denazification, by analogy with Japan in WW2
  6. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 29 May 2022 12: 53
    -1
    Thus, Kelin completely dispelled all the insinuations of provocateurs on this topic. He made it clear that Russia does not intend and will not use tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Ukraine.

    Well, thank God, otherwise there were too many inadequate commentators threatening to smash everything into dust ... winked
  7. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 29 May 2022 14: 18
    0
    Doesn't the ambassador take on too much by saying this??
  8. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 29 May 2022 17: 50
    0
    For now ... and then how will it turn out ...
  9. Denis Chernov Offline Denis Chernov
    Denis Chernov (Denis) 29 May 2022 19: 50
    +2
    The question of the use of nuclear weapons is outside the competence of the Russian ambassador to England. If necessary, the doctrine will be corrected "retroactively."
  10. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 2 June 2022 16: 38
    0
    Sometimes it is better for some of our diplomats to remain silent than to speak obvious nonsense, in this case, all these assurances from the ambassador to Britain that we will not use tactical nuclear weapons look, to put it mildly, ridiculous and thoughtless.