Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. In an interview with television channel India Today, Lavrov said that only conventional weapons would be used in Ukraine. The British media BBC News published this news on Tuesday.
At the start of a special military operation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Russia’s Strategic Forces (nuclear weapons), which are in charge of nuclear weapons, to be on “special alert.” In addition, Russian government officials have indicated at various times that they intend to use nuclear weapons in special situations.
Lavrov added that the focus was now on Russia’s military operations in eastern Ukraine. The war is entering a new phase. Earlier, the Ukrainian army said that the war had entered a new phase.
Lavrov said the operation was aimed at the eastern part of Ukraine, with the declaration of full independence of Donetsk and Luhansk made at the beginning of the war. This campaign will continue.
“The next phase of the campaign has begun and I’m sure it will be a very important moment in this whole special campaign,” he said.