Moscow: Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday.
Mikhail Ulyanovsk, the head of the ministry’s department on arms control, added that he knew of no plans to do so.
“I don’t know if there are nuclear weapons there now. I don’t know about any plans, but in principle Russia can do it,” Mr Ulyanovsk was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was still arming and training rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, as he called for the warring parties to help foreign monitors to reinforce a ceasefire.
Full article: Russia says it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: reports (Sydney Morning Herald)