The Kremlin will make decisions based on “objective and balanced assessments”
Moscow will make decisions based on “objective and balanced assessments” in the war between Russia and Ukraine. This is the position of the Kremlin after the ‘invitation’ of the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to consider the use of nuclear weapons. “In this tense moment, the leaders of the regions have the authority to express their views and to make assessments. They are after all the leaders of entire Russian regions. Ramzan Kadyrov in particular since the beginning of the special military operation has contributed a lot to the campaign and continues to do so, but even in difficult times, emotions must be excluded from the evaluations. So we prefer to maintain objective and balanced evaluations, “said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
The President of Chechnya had called for the adoption of “more drastic measures, up to the declaration of martial law in the border regions and the use of low-charge nuclear warheads”. The bases for the use of nuclear weapons of any kind, Peskov reiterated, are explained by the Russian military doctrine, that is, when the existence of the country is threatened, “even with conventional weapons”.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, meanwhile, the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are part of Russia within the borders of 2014, while in the Kherson and Zaporozhzhia regions, the border issue will be resolved in the course of a further confrontation with the population. Questioned by journalists, reports Interfax, Peskov has not yet clarified what the borders of the Ukrainian regions will be illegally annexed by Russia after the farce referendum, referring to undefined consultations with the population.
“In Kherson and Zhaporzhzhia we will continue to consult with the population” about the borders, Peskov said. Asked whether the areas of these regions that are under Kiev’s control are considered Russian by the Kremlin, the spokesman replied: “I have nothing more to add now.” When asked how the population on the borders will be consulted, Peskov said he could not answer but that everything will depend on the will of the inhabitants of the territories. Not even the law on the annexation of the new territories that will be signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin will clarify the borders: Peskov said he believed that the “wording will remain the same”.