US Def: No evidence that Russia will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine
The irony of this is that the US has been continuously supplying Ukraine with lethal arms which could have been a major factor in the trigger of a nuclear disaster at the Zaparozhye nuclear power plant.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that there is no evidence in sight that suggests that Russia intends to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
During an interview with CNN, Austin said "I don't see anything right now that would lead me to believe that he [Russian President Vladimir Putin] has made such a decision."
Austin added said that Washington had previously passed on these concerns to Moscow via high-level channels.
Austin also denied having had any recent contacts with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
On September 25, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that Russia has been warned by the White House of "catastrophic consequences" if the latter uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Sullivan's words came after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on September 24 on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UNGA that any territory recognized by the Russian constitution as Russian territory falls under Moscow's full protection.
"The West does not shy away from expressing its intentions to militarily defeat Russia and cause it to collapse," Lavrov said during the UNGA assembly. "The United States is trying to subjugate Asia."
He added that "Russia gave up the countries that were under the control of the Soviet Union in exchange for peace and for its borders to remain untouched," but the Pentagon programs in neighboring countries pose a threat to the federation's security, the Russian foreign minister underlined.
Following these statements, the White House official claimed Russia understood well what it would face "if they went down that dark road," and he revealed that the US was "planning for every contingency and would respond decisively to Russia."
The irony of such concerns is that the US has been continuously supplying Ukraine with lethal arms and weapons in previous months - which could have been a major factor in the trigger of a nuclear disaster at the Zaparozhye nuclear power plant.
But the US does not voice its involvement in the possibility of such a nuclear disaster occurring.
Just a few days ago, another attack was thwarted by Russian forces when Kiev initiated once again an offense on Zaphorozye nuclear station.