A senior Pentagon official said the United States could not confirm Western media reports of Russian tactical nuclear weapons being transported by rail towards Ukraine. The US military has not yet seen anything that could have an impact on their nuclear strategy, pointed out from Washington, reports today, October 5, Reuters.
“On the nuclear issue, we have certainly heard saber-rattling… But we do not see any signs that would force us to change our position on nuclear weapons,” — said last Tuesday evening Laura CooperDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.
NATO has warned its member countries that Russia may conduct a nuclear test on the borders with Ukraine, as reported EADaily, was stated in the publication of the British newspaper The Times of October 3. According to the London edition, the Russian authorities want to “demonstrate readiness to use weapons of mass destruction.” It was indicated that Polish military analysts noticed a train in the central part of the Russian Federation, which is “associated with the 12th Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense.” This structure in the system of the Russian military department “is responsible for nuclear weapons, their storage, maintenance, transportation and issuance to units.”