Russia is calling on the US to withdraw its nuclear weapons from European countries, said Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department, as reported by RIA Novosti.
“Russia has withdrawn all of its nuclear weapons to national territory. We believe that the same should have been done by America a long time ago,” Ulyanov said.
However, Washington “continues to keep as many as two hundred aviation bombs in Europe, according to estimates,” he added.
The diplomat emphasized that the US plans to upgrade them so that they become, as several US military veterans put it, “more suitable for use” - the accuracy will be increased, and the destructive power reduced.
“If what is meant by this is actually the deployment in Europe of an additional number of nuclear warheads beyond the existing ones, this could only exacerbate the situation,” Ulyanov concluded.