The US has not seen signs of any specific movement of nuclear weapons or intention to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s March 25 announcement. On March 26, Washington also did not observe signs of the movement of nuclear weapons, the United States will continue to monitor the situation. This was stated by the representative of the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby.
“We have not seen any movement of tactical nuclear weapons or anything like that since this announcement, and we certainly have not seen any indication that Mr. Putin has made any decision to use weapons of mass destruction, let alone nuclear weapons inside Ukraine,” Mr. Kirby told reporters (cited by CNN).
“We continue to follow this very, very closely,” he continued. “And yet, we have not seen anything that would make us change our position of strategic deterrence.”
On March 25, the President of the Russian Federation announced plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. NATO called this statement by Moscow “dangerous and irresponsible.” The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, has threatened sanctions if Russia deploys nuclear weapons in Belarus.