Russian senator promises nuclear response to NATO expansion

A member of the Committee on Defence and Security for Russia’s Upper House, Senator Franz Klintsevich, has said Russia will target any sites it considers to be a threat with nuclear weapons if NATO continues to try enlist new member-countries.

“In reply to NATO’s aggressive actions, to the alliance’s attempts to draw more and more nations into their orbit, there will be a harsh and unambiguous response from Russia’s side. We will aim our weapons, including the nuclear ones, at any of the alliance’s site that would threaten us, wherever these sites are placed.”

Senator Klintsevich added that by nuclear weapons he meant both stationary land-based systems, and mobile weapons, including sea- and air-based systems.


DATE : 25 November 2016