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Lukashenko says Russia has no need to use nuclear arms in Ukraine

The Belarusian leader indicated that Russia has state-of-the-art weapons

MINSK, October 14. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday he thought Russia has no need to use nukes against Ukraine.

In excerpts from an interview with the US television channel NBC released by Belta, the Belarusian leader said that the Russian leadership’s goal had "never been to use nuclear weapons" in Ukraine. There is no such need, Lukashenko added.

According to Lukashenko, "Russia has clearly outlined its position: God forbid there will be an attack on the territory of the Russian Federation; in that event, Russia can use any weapons it deems necessary."

Speaking of Russia’s recent high-precision strikes in Ukraine in response to the Crimean Bridge attack, Lukashenko described those as "quite a lot of force." He indicated that Russia has state-of-the-art weapons and "can succeed without nuclear weapons."

The Belarusian leader warned it would "be the end of the world as we know it if even a single country resorts to nuclear weapons." "Because it will cause a chain reaction. It is understood perfectly well in Russia. I emphasize one more time that I know for a fact that nobody raises the question and nobody pushes for using nuclear weapons," he concluded.