Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a teleconference meeting while at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photo: Sputnik/AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a teleconference meeting while at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a teleconference meeting while at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Vladimir Putin

Russia’s Vladimir Putin endorses policy allowing nuclear retaliation against conventional attack

  • Move appears to send warning signal to Washington and reflects Moscow’s concerns over development of prospective US weapons, including space-based ones
  • Document offers detailed description of situations that could trigger use of nuclear arms, including attacks that ‘threaten very existence’ of Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a teleconference meeting while at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photo: Sputnik/AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a teleconference meeting while at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a teleconference meeting while at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
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