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All potential new Russian territories will be under state’s protection — Lavrov

Possibility of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons outlined in military doctrine, Foreign Minister highlights

UNITED NATIONS, September 24. /TASS/. Entire Russian territory that can be confirmed in the country’s Constitution in addition, is under Moscow’s full protection, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Saturday after taking part in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

"The entire territory of the Russian Federation, which is confirmed and can be further confirmed in the Russian Constitution, is certainly under the state’s full protection," Lavrov said.

Russia will unequivocally respect the results of the referendums that are being held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) as well as in the liberated areas of the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, Russian Foreign Minister. "As [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin said, we will certainly respect the results of these democratic processes," the Russian minister said.

"All laws, doctrines, concepts, strategies of the Russian Federation apply to its entire territory," he stressed.

Russian Foreign Minister reminded, that all situations when Russia can use nuclear weapons are clearly specified in the country’s military doctrine.

"As for the Russian Federation, the president and other Kremlin representatives have stated this on numerous occasions, we have our nuclear security doctrine, it is a document available to the public, everything is written down in it. I invite you to look once again at absolutely clearly specified cases when our use of nuclear weapons is allowed," Lavrov stated.