Russia might place nuclear weapons in Crimea in foreseeable future, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The potential decision will depend on the number of factors
13:53, 9 November 2020

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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov claimed that Russia had not yet deployed nuclear weapons in the annexed Crimea, but that might happen in the near future. Danilov told about it in the comment to Krym.Realii.

"We do not have final confirmation on Russia’s potential placement of nuclear weapons in Crimea. But the fact is that this may happen in the near future, we are well aware of. It will depend on the number of factors, and if Russian see that they are losing, they will definitely return to this issue,” said the official.

Related: Russia hopes to get deal on nuclear arms treaty with U.S. done

As we reported earlier, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the international Crimean platform summit on the de-occupation of the peninsula will take place in May 2021.

“This work will not stop even for a day and it will be crowned with the summit that takes place in Kyiv. I can report that this summit will take place in May 2021. We really hope that the situation with pandemic will stabilize,” he stated. 

Related: Beijing rejects any involvement in nuclear arms limitation talks




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