UNITED NATIONS, November 2./TASS/. Statements from Russia about the inadmissibility of a nuclear war mirror one of the primary goals of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said in reply to a TASS query on Wednesday.
"Well, I mean, that’s certainly the goal of the Secretary General to never have to see any nuclear conflict," he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "in implementing its policy on nuclear deterrence Russia is strictly and consistently guided by the tenet that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought".
"Russian doctrinal approaches in this sphere are defined with utmost accuracy, pursue solely defensive goals and do not admit of expansive interpretation. These approaches allow for Russia to hypothetically resort to nuclear weapons exclusively in response to an aggression involving the use of weapons of mass destruction or an aggression with the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is in jeopardy," the ministry said in a statement.