DEFENSEONE – May 29, 2017: Russian lawmaker Vyacheslav Alekseyevich Nikonov said that we would use Nukes if US or NATO forces enters Crimea. And that Russian military leaders have discussed Moscow’s willingness to use nuclear weapons in a conflict with military leaders in NATO, as part of broader and increasingly contentious conversations about the alliance’s expansion, Nikonov later told Defense One.
Putin has also shown a growing willingness to invest in nuclear-weapons technology. In March, he vowed to put more money into new intercontinental ballistic missiles, so-called “strategic” nuclear forces, and to prioritize those military investments “above all” other areas. Link: Read Complete Article