Nuclear Arsenal and open skies: foreign Minister commented on the events in the United States

Washington is not just modernizing its nuclear forces and seeks to accommodate new features, expanding the probability of their application. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova at the press conference, a live broadcast which led the TV channel “Russia 24”.

According to her, are of particular concern to increase the range of light power in its nuclear Arsenal, including the development and deployment of such munitions for strategic delivery vehicles.

All of this leads to lowering the threshold of use of nuclear weapons and creates the impression that Washington has decided to use nuclear conflict “as a real political option”. And in order to give legitimacy to their actions, the American authorities refer to the threats from China and Russia.

in addition, Moscow is concerned about statements from the American side on the open skies Treaty. According to Zakharov, this document try to use in the internal political games. She recalled that this Treaty, signed in 1992, is an important mechanism of European security.

Earlier in the American mass media there was information that Donald trump is planning to withdraw from the Treaty. But the decision is not final, consultations are continuing.