Russia just revealed the shocking answer about whether it will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine

The outbreak of nuclear war in Europe is a nightmare scenario for the world.

Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed the world to the brink of that catastrophe.

And Russia just revealed the shocking answer about whether it will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov left the door open to using weapons of mass destruction if Russia felt it faced an existential crisis.

PBS’s Ryan Chilcote pressed Peskov for clarity on whether Russia would use nuclear weapons if it felt it was unable to achieve a conventional military victory in Ukraine.

Chilcote asked:

There’s still quite a bit of confusion about Russia’s position. We heard yet another official over the weekend, this time former President Dmitry Medvedev, say that Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons if it faces an existential threat, even if the other side has not employed nuclear weapons.

So could you please clarify for us what exactly would amount to an existential threat to Russia? For example, if you were unable to achieve your objectives in Ukraine, even though there is no one fighting in Russia, there’s no strikes on Russia, could that be perceived as an existential threat?

Peskov told PBS that the war in Ukraine did not call for deploying nuclear weapons.

“Well, first of all, we have no doubt that all the objectives of our special military operation in Ukraine will be completed,” Peskov began, before adding that the invasion of Ukraine “is not a reason for the usage of a nuclear weapon.”

Peskov seemed to indicate the Russian government was taking a step back from the brink by telling Chilcote that they would only use nuclear weapons if they felt the existence of the Russian state itself was threatened.

“We have a security concept that very clearly states that only when there is a threat for the existence of the state in our country, we can use and we will actually use nuclear weapons to eliminate the threat or the existence of our country,” Peskov stated. “Let’s keep all this — well, let’s keep these two things separate, I mean, existence of the state and special military operation in Ukraine. They have nothing to do with each other.”

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