In an interview, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Russia would only use nuclear weapons if its very existence was threatened.
Peskov’s remark came as CNN’s Christiane Amanpour pressed him on whether he was “convinced or confident” that President Vladimir Putin would not use the nuclear option in the context of Ukraine.
“We have a concept of domestic security, and it’s public. You can read all the reasons for nuclear arms to be used,” Peskov said on Tuesday.
President Putin has raised the threat of using nuclear weapons – and his spokesperson Dmitry Peskov refused to rule out their use, in an interview with me tonight. pic.twitter.com/uxQqncLGYN— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) March 22, 2022