By deploying nuclear weapons in Europe, the United States is preparing to use them with permission of non-nuclear European states, Vladimir Ermakov, the director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told Sputnik.

“Unfortunately, some countries dependent on Washington pretend that nothing is happening, or are simply afraid of even thinking about the provocative nature of the fact that in the 21st century there is a preparation for the use of nuclear weapons with participation non-nuclear states on the territory of Europe,” Ermakov said.

According to the diplomat, it is impossible to seriously talk about strengthening of nuclear non-proliferation regime, when “civilised” European states “continue to mindlessly put themselves on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe and a total self-destruction.

“In March, US Air Force announced it had deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for “theater integration and flying training” with its NATO allies. The actions were promptly criticized by the Kremlin.

In April, Ermakov said that the US military exercises involving nuclear component might result in catastrophic events, and Europe has to realize the risks of taking part in such “crazy actions.”

 

Source: Sputnik

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Hey, Lavrov and Sputnik : you really must upgrade your knowledge database! B-52H is NO MORE A NUCLEAR BOMBER for 9 years now… B-1B has been retired from the nuclear job for even longer. Only B-2 retains the nuclear capability… B-52 and B-1 are nothing else than bomb trucks now… Nevertheless, a B-52H carrying 126x 250kg JDAM or a B-1B carrying 228 BTW, Tu-160, tu-22M and Tu-95, them, they ALL retain the nuclear strike capability… And so do the Iskander missiles deployed in Kaliningrad… Well, seems you like double standards Mr.Lavrov 😉 Now, if you consider the NATO nuclear sharing,… Read more »

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If only US left Ukraine (my home country) and Georgia alone, instead of offering pushing for them to join NATO, they would have had no issues with Russia. Sure you can arm these countries to the teath and threaten Russia. Make Russia feel insecure. Perhaps Russia will disarm and mealy surrender. Or perhaps it will escalate. Sure no one wants a war. Considering WWII was fought on its soil and USSR paid with 27m lives and completely destroyed country, Russians dont want a war. Since US has not had a war on its territory, fools like you sound awfully brave… Read more »

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Funny, you bring up Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, but not Missle defense systems in Romania and Poland.