Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian nuclear strike would fundamentally “change nature of the conflict” – NATO chief

Russian nuclear strike would fundamentally “change nature of the conflict” – NATO chief

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the possibility of NATO using nuclear weapons was “extremely remote,” but that there would be “severe consequences” if Russia would conduct a nuclear strike against Ukraine, Reuters reported.

He was answering a question of reporters about previous remarks made by a senior NATO official, who said that a Russian nuclear strike on Ukraine would almost certainly draw a “physical response.” Stoltenberg did not directly confirm this scenario, but said that the nature of the conflict would be fundamentally changed.

“There would be severe consequences if Russia used nuclear weapons, any kind of nuclear weapon against Ukraine…We will not go into exactly how we will respond, but this will fundamentally change the nature of the conflict. It means that a very important line has been crossed,” he was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Stoltenberg added that NATO’s nuclear deterrence policy had the goal of defending its allies, so the chance of a response-in-kind from the bloc in case of a Russian nuclear strike on Ukraine was “extremely remote.”

What if Russia nukes Ukraine? Military strategist Lawrence Freedman explains

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts