No signs Russia intends to use nukes in Ukraine, US says

24 October 2022, 10:47 PM
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U.S. intelligence has seen no signs of Moscow preparing to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, U.S. journalist Jack Detsch reported on Oct. 24, citing a senior Pentagon official.

"The United States has not seen any intelligence indicating that Russia has decided to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine," Detsch wrote in a Twitter post.

Similarly, the journalist later reported the same applies to Moscow potentially using chemical or biological weapons in the war: “U.S. has seen no intelligence to indicate that Russia has made any decision to use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine.”

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On Oct. 24, Ukraine’s Ground Forces chief Oleksandr Syrskyi said Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons should be taken seriously.

Earlier, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, said that the nuclear threat to Ukraine is always real, since “our neighbor is a bit sick and has nuclear weapons.”

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