Russia threatens response if US places new nukes in Germany

US says bombs reportedly being placed in Germany just upgraded versions of existing weapons in arsenal for decades

MOSCOW — Russia will take “countermeasures” if the US places new nuclear weapons at a base in Germany, the Kremlin said this week.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s comments, reported Wednesday by Russian news agencies, came in response to a report by Germany’s ZDF television. The report said that preparation is underway by the US to station B61-12 nuclear bombs at Buechel Air Base in Germany.

ZDF said its information was based on examination of US federal budget reports. The claim couldn’t immediately be confirmed.

Peskov said “unfortunately, if this step is implemented … it may disrupt the strategic balance in Europe and therefore will clearly make Russia take corresponding countermeasures to re-establish the balance.”

He didn’t specify what those measures might be.

Full article: Russia threatens response if US places new nukes in Germany (The Times of Israel)

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