Putin's Spokesperson dismisses war rumors as "absolutely unacceptable madness"

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.17 - 2023 9:46 AM CET

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In a recent statement, Dmitrij Peskov, spokesperson for the Russian presidential office, has strongly refuted rumors suggesting Russia's inclination towards initiating a nuclear war.

Labeling these speculations as "absolutely unacceptable madness," Peskov's remarks came in response to ongoing discussions and concerns about Russia's nuclear capabilities and intentions, especially since its invasion of Ukraine.

As reported by Reuters, Peskov emphasized the groundless nature of these allegations. "I consider this as absolutely unacceptable madness," he stated, dismissing the rumors categorically.

These comments follow a period of heightened tensions and speculation about Russia's potential use of nuclear weapons in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Russia, along with the United States, is considered one of the world's largest nuclear powers. During the course of the war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has occasionally hinted at the nation's nuclear strength.

Notably, in March of this year, Russia reached an agreement with neighboring Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, a move that further fueled global apprehensions.

Peskov's remarks aim to quell these fears, asserting that the rumors of Russia contemplating a nuclear war are baseless and exaggerated. The statement comes at a time when the international community remains watchful of Russia's military actions and strategies in the region.

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