The United States has no information that the Russian side intends to strike nuclear weapons on Ukraine and its allies, said a Pentagon spokesman, Brigadier General Pat Ryder.
Ryder noted that now the rhetoric about the use of deadly weapons is very relevant, but such statements, including from the US authorities, are not confirmed by any data.
“Many people in our government and in the international community, including Secretary of State Austin, have emphasized the fact that this nuclear saber-rattling is reckless and irresponsible,” the Pentagon official was quoted as saying. 19fortyFive.
At the same time, Ryder specified that despite the fact that there are no grounds to “suspect” Russia of such a step, the Pentagon is “closely watching” possible threats in the context of nuclear weapons.