Russia On Wednesday the British government condemned the decision to increase its nuclear arsenal, which has not happened since its conclusion. Soviet Union.
“We are very sorry UK It has chosen the path of increasing its nuclear weapons, “said a spokesman for the Russian presidency. Dmitry Peskov.
“This decision undermines global stability and strategic security,” he said.
“The presence of nuclear weapons is a threat to peace around the world,” Peskov said.
On Tuesday, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson When presenting the report on Defense, Defense and Foreign Relations, the United Kingdom announced in Parliament that it would increase its nuclear arsenal to a maximum of 260 warships, indicating an increase of about 45 percent.
Johnson’s report points to Russia as a major threat to the country.
In recent years, relations between the two countries have deteriorated, especially due to poisoning of British territory by Russian enemies.
Peskov replied that “there is no threat from Russia”, otherwise he considered the statement “unacceptable.”
The UK declared its nuclear weapons a progressive form of disarmament that had been in place since the break-up of the Soviet Union thirty years ago.
This change – following the United Kingdom’s commitment in 2010 to reduce its arsenal in the mid – 2020s – is justified by “growing technical and theoretical threats,” the British document says.
Within weeks of the US and Russia agreeing to extend an agreement to control nuclear weapons, the British decision went in the opposite direction to international anti – deployment targets.