This was announced by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview to Bild on Sunday, Feb. 14, Censor.NET informs.
Russian President Putin, Stoltenberg said, has threatened to use the nuclear weapons. "And the Russian troops are ostentatiously training with them," he announced.
Stoltenberg stressed that the threshold for using nuclear weapons could not be lowered.
"We are more reluctant to use nuclear weapons than ever. But as long as there are nuclear weapons, they will remain part of our deterrence strategy," NATO Secretary-General noted.
Stoltenberg did not call Russia an "enemy" as Putin did towards the Alliance.
"The world is too complicated to be divided into friend and foe. We cannot solve the big global conflicts without Russia," Stoltebnerg explained.