Nachaev: Russia will use nuclear weapons only as a last resort

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ivan Nechaev said Russia would use nuclear weapons only as a last resort.

"The Russian military doctrine allows the use of nuclear weapons only in response to the threat of mass destruction or when the very existence of the state is threatened," Nachaev pointed out.

He added that "the use of the nuclear arsenal is possible only as in self-defense and only in crisis situations".

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