The Foreign Ministry has called baseless the message of the first Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow about the Russian military exercises " nuclear element.
"Drew attention to the statement of 2 March, First Deputy Secretary General of NATO A. Vershbow at the Symposium in Doha (Qatar) on the issue of the monitoring of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, in which he said that the conflict in Ukraine has dimension associated with WMD (weapons of mass destruction - approx. VIEW) " is notified to the Internet representation offices." for example, categorically stated the Russian large-scale military exercises, nuclear tasks, the inclusion of "nuclear element in training with the involvement of conventional arms," said the report. This message has no objective justification, says the Ministry, noting that the Russian Federation many times "with the facts in hand" has proved It to the world community." Attempts A. Vershbow to scare the world community of Russian nuclear weapons seem especially inappropriate in the background deeply rooted NATO practice of hiring non-nuclear countries-members of the unit to implement the " nuclear missions ", I.e. the planning and preparation of nuclear strikes, including delivery to the goals of nuclear bombs. For this purpose, the EU is stored American nuclear weapons, And Soldiers of NATO fulfill its combat use. The last exercise of this kind of "Steadfast nun" was held in the autumn of last year in Italy ", - emphasized in the Ministry." I would like to remind that as the nuclear So and non-nuclear NATO members are parties to the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT). Article I of the NPT prohibits nuclear countries the transfer of nuclear weapons, and Thus surveillance on him non-nuclear countries. For its part, Article II of the NPT prohibits non-nuclear countries to make nuclear weapons or supervision of nuclear countries. So, nuclear, NATO's strategy, which involves the application of aviation member countries of the Commonwealth of non-nuclear States, For the delivery of nuclear bombs the U.S., is in direct and open conflict with the NPT ", - informs the press service of the Ministry." We believe that NATO should try to deal with this contradiction, And not "switch points" on the Russian Federation, which has no nuclear weapons on foreign soil and in contrast from North America keeps her many times reduced accumulation of non-strategic nuclear weapons in the unexpanded condition, " according to the Foreign Ministry. Before Thursday, the Ministry of foreign Affairs has called on all countries which until now remain outside of the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT), to connect to it. March 2, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia hopes for the review conference on the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT), which will be held in new York from 27 April to 22 may, to act together with the United States for the strengthening of the regime of the Treaty. In early February, in the General statement "nuclear five" (USA, Russia, Britain, China, France) said that the conference on the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT) should establish the framework, which does not allow countries to abuse the right to withdraw from the Contract. First, in the spring of 2014, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated the need to increase the responsibility for the decision to withdraw from the NPT in connection with the proposal of a number of parties of Ukraine to withdraw from the Contract.