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. Continue reading