Such a war is generally unwinnable, but by Russia in particular, the head of the alliance claims
NATO has told Moscow very clearly that Russia cannot win a nuclear war and has gathered troops on its eastern border to… “remove any space for miscalculations or misunderstandings”, The secretary general of the US-led bloc, Jens Stoltenberg, told Reuters on Wednesday.
‘This is dangerous and reckless nuclear rhetoric’ he told Reuters editor-in-chief Alessandra Galloni on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. “He knows very well that a nuclear war can never be fought and cannot be won and that it will have unprecedented consequences for Russia,” he said. he added, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
When asked what NATO would do in the event that Russia used nuclear weapons, Stoltenberg replied: “depends” about the circumstances, but that the bloc was very clear in their communication with Moscow that “A nuclear war cannot be won by Russia.”
“So far we don’t see any changes in nuclear attitudes” of Russia, he added, but NATO is “monitor very closely” if that changes.
In a speech broadcast Wednesday morning, Putin accused the West of wanting to shred Russia and said Moscow would use all means to defend the country’s territorial integrity — including its nuclear deterrent, in the event of a weapons of mass destruction attack. . Putin emphasized that he “don’t bluff” about this.
Stoltenberg insisted that the Russian leader had “made a strategic mistake” Ukraine and that the conflict there is not going according to its plan – as NATO concludes in any case. He also argued that Russia’s armed forces are ill-equipped and struggle with command, control and supply, while Ukraine has the united support of the collective West, which Russia “totally underestimated.”
“We are not a party to the conflict, but we support Ukraine,” Stoltenberg insisted. NATO has supported the Kiev government with money, weapons, training and intelligence, according to multiple Western officials and media outlets.