Ukraine-Russia, Borrell: “World peace at risk”

“Threatening the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable and is a real danger to everyone.” The deputy of United Russia: nuclear use “only in response to threat”

“Threatening the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable and a real danger to everyone. The international community must unite and prevent similar actions. World peace is at risk.” He says it via social media the High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell, after the speech of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. “The announcement of a sham referendum, partial mobilization and nuclear blackmail is a serious escalation,” he concludes.

Moscow will resort to nuclear weapons “only in response” to a threat to Russia. deputy of the United Russia party by Vladimir Putin and presenter of state television. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s World At One program, Evgeny Popov he declared: “We will not attack Western countries first. We will not carry out a nuclear massacre in the world. It is not our policy. It is not our practice. In Russia we are peaceful people, but we can respond if you attack us.”

Asked whether referendums in the occupied areas of eastern Ukraine mean that, once annexed, those territories will be defended with the use of nuclear weapons, Popov replied: “I really don’t know how to answer. But you have to know that we will defend our motherland. “.

And then again on the use of nuclear weapons he reiterated: “Only in response, my opinion is clear. We will use nuclear weapons only in response. Only in response to the use of nuclear weapons against our territory. We will defend our sovereign country. and our sovereign state. And, of course, nuclear weapons are our guarantee of security. “