UNITED NATIONS, November 9. /TASS/. Russia’s nuclear doctrine is purely defensive and cannot be interpreted in a broad way, Alexander Shevchenko, a member of the Russian delegation to the UN General Assembly, said on Wednesday, commenting on allegations that Moscow resorts to threats of the use of nuclear weapons.
"In response to today’s absolutely ungrounded accusation that Russia allegedly threats to use nuclear weapons during the special military operation in Ukraine, we would like to stress once again that Russia’s doctrine in this sphere is purely defensive and does not allow any broad interpretation," he said at a UN General Assembly session dedicated to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) report for 2022.
"Russia is firmly committed to the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be unleashed. On January 3, 2022, this principle was confirmed by the representatives of the five nuclear powers in a joint statement. Commitment to it was once again reiterated in Russia’s statement on the prevention of a nuclear war of November 2. We distributed a corresponding document as an official Security Council and General Assembly document," he added.