WASHINGTON, January 20. /TASS/. No one in Russia’s political and military leadership has ever threatened to use nuclear weapons, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Friday.
When asked to comment on media reports that Russia is using dangerous and reckless rhetoric in the nuclear sphere, the diplomat replied: "No one in the Russian political or military leadership has ever spoken in such a way."
"Frankly speaking, we long stopped being surprised by the empty and irresponsible allegations that our country is threatening to use nuclear weapons," Antonov was quoted as saying by the embassy’s press service.
"In this matter we proceed from the 2021 Joint Statement of the Presidents of Russia and the United States that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. This principle was reaffirmed by the P5 leaders in January 2022," he added.