Russian president, Vladimir Putin put his nuclear forces on high alert in late February, soon after the invasion of Ukraine, an act which many military analysts saw as a warning of what was to come.
But since then nuclear weapons haven’t been used against Ukraine even as Putin tries to gain total control over the Donbas region of Ukraine
According to Andrei Kelin, Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Russia has a strict code and it’s military doesn’t use such weapons in conflicts like this.
Kelin said Russia’s use of nuclear weapons will only happen when “the state’s existence is threatened.”
“It has nothing to do with the current operation,” Kelin told BBC One’s Sunday Morning.
He also described allegations of war crimes in the Ukranian town of Bucha as “a fabrication” while calling UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss “very belligerent” and inexperienced.