No indication that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons
“We take nuclear weapons or nuclear threats very seriously. But I would say that we have seen no reason to change our nuclear position, nor do we have any indication that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons soon,” the secretary said. White House Press.
In announcing the mobilization of the Russians at the front, Putin alluded to the use of nuclear weapons. He did the same at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. The United States has already informed the Kremlin what kind of feedback it can expect from the use of nuclear weapons. It is not known exactly what message was conveyed. Experts say there will not necessarily be a nuclear response, but the Russian fleet in the Black Sea could, for example, be disabled.
In April of this year, Russia reportedly tested a ballistic missile, which the US says can carry more than ten nuclear warheads: