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US State Department responds to Putin's nuclear weapon threats

US State Department responds to Putin's nuclear weapon threats Matthew Miller, Spokesperson of the US State Department (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The United States has already warned Russia about the consequences of using nuclear weapons. Threats from Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are irresponsible, according to the spokesperson for the US State Department, Matthew Miller.

"It's not the first time we have seen irresponsible rhetoric from Vladimir Putin for the first time," Miller emphasized.

According to him, such statements from the leader of a nuclear-armed state are unacceptable.

"We have communicated in the past privately and directly with Russia about the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons," the spokesperson added.

He explained that there are currently no signs that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons. However, the United States is closely monitoring the situation.

Putin's statements

Today, February 29, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

The Kremlin leader, in particular, began boasting about the weapons Russia possesses, including missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

He threatened to demonstrate the intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat, which purportedly can travel 18,000 kilometers.

More details about the weapons Putin mentioned in his speech can be found in the material from RBC-Ukraine.