Russia warns of the danger of nuclear war

Russia’s Security Council Vice Chairman Dmitry Medvedev warned that a nuclear war could break out if the US deployed weapons of mass destruction to Poland.

In a statement on Telegram on June 30, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev warned that a nuclear war could begin if the United States responded to Poland’s desire to deploy nuclear weapons in the country. this country.

“The only danger that arises from the request to deploy nuclear weapons to Poland is that those weapons will be used,” Medvedev said when asked about Poland’s wishes regarding the sharing program. NATO’s nuclear weapons.

Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on June 30 that Poland wanted to join NATO’s nuclear weapons-sharing program.

Sharing nuclear weapons is a concept in NATO’s deterrence policy. This program allows NATO member states that do not have nuclear weapons to participate in NATO’s plan to use nuclear weapons. 

Launched in 2009, NATO’s nuclear sharing program has deployed US B-61 nuclear bombs to various locations across Europe.

Poland’s move is said to be in response to Russia’s previous deployment of nuclear weapons to its ally Belarus.

“Given Russia’s intention to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, we call on NATO to allow us to participate in the Nuclear Sharing Program,” Prime Minister Morawiecki said.

Poland, which is a neighbor to Russia and Belarus, has recently stepped up defense spending after Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine at the end of February last year.

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