Putin built the comment in a letter to individuals of a meeting on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT), more than five months into his war on Ukraine.
“We commence from the fact that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should hardly ever be unleashed, and we stand for equal and indivisible protection for all associates of the entire world community,” he claimed.
Global concern about the hazard of a nuclear confrontation has heightened given that Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. In a speech at the time, Putin pointedly referred to Russia’s nuclear arsenal and warned exterior powers towards any try to interfere.
“Whoever tries to hinder us… should really know that Russia’s reaction will be fast. And it will guide you to such implications that you have never encountered in your background,” he reported.
Days later, he requested Russia’s nuclear forces to be place on superior alert.
The war in Ukraine has lifted geopolitical tensions to amounts not noticed since the 1962 Cuban Missile Disaster.
United Nations Secretary-Standard Antonio Guterres said in March: “The prospect of nuclear conflict, as soon as unthinkable, is now back within just the realm of chance.”
Politicians in both Russia and the United States have spoken publicly of the hazard of Environment War A few. CIA director William Burns stated in April that provided the setbacks Russia experienced endured in Ukraine, “none of us can take evenly the danger posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or minimal-yield nuclear weapons.”
Russia, whose army doctrine lets for the use of nuclear weapons in the occasion of an existential threat to the Russian point out, has accused the West of waging a “proxy war” in opposition to it by arming Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Moscow.