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President admits hugging nukes

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has revealed he once got up-close and personal with a “strategic nuclear warhead” and actually hugged it. The president made the remarks on Thursday at the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly, a major gathering of top officials and public figures in Minsk, at which Lukashenko lamented the fact …

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Russia’s world-leading nukes, Western ‘vampire ball,’ complaints from Trump: Key takeaways from Putin’s big interview

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken at length about Moscow’s confrontation with the West, in an interview with journalist Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of Rossiya Segodnya, released just days before the country’s presidential election. Here are the key takeaways from Putin’s in-depth discussion. Western ‘vampire ball’ is ending Non-Western nations …

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Moscow responds to Chinese initiative on nukes

Proposals regarding international security should be considered in the context of global realities, Moscow has said, after China called for the world’s largest nuclear powers to negotiate a new treaty. The Russian Foreign Ministry told business daily RBK that Moscow and Beijing treat each other’s initiatives with special attention and …

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Russia comments on ‘nukes in space’ allegation

Russia has not deployed nuclear weapons in space and does not intend to do so, President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday. Multiple US media outlets claimed last week that Russia may have undisclosed anti-satellite capabilities, possibly nuclear in nature, deeming it a significant national security …

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Putin explains stance on use of nukes

Russia will utilize its nuclear arsenal only if faced with an existential threat, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, warning that continuous talk about such weapons lowers the threshold for actually using them. The president made the remarks during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in response to a …

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Macron outlines stance on use of nukes against Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron has said Paris would not respond with nuclear weapons if Russia deployed nukes against Ukraine. The comments immediately drew the ire of critics, who said he had divulged too much information. Speaking to public broadcaster France 2 on Wednesday, Macron said his country had a clearly …

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UK PM hopeful ‘ready’ to use nukes

Liz Truss feels “ready” to launch Trident nuclear weapons, the frontrunner for Conservative leadership declared at Tuesday’s hustings in Birmingham, confirming that making such a decision was an “important duty of the prime minister.”  The foreign secretary did not elaborate on which country the UK might be persuaded to use …

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Russia explains why it won’t use nukes in Ukraine

The allegations about Russia threatening to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine are “untenable and baseless,” the head of Moscow’s delegation to the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, Andrey Belousov, said on Friday in New York.  “This is impossible since Russian doctrinal guidelines strictly limit emergency situations in which the …

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China may have used Huawei to disrupt American nukes – CNN

The US government has stalled in its efforts to remove Huawei telecom equipment that the FBI claims could have spied on and disrupted communications at US military bases, including those housing nuclear missiles, CNN reported on Saturday. Amid a broad crackdown on Chinese technology under the Trump administration, Congress approved …

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