Russian Defense Ministry Summoned German Military Attache
OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian Defense Ministry informed Berlin that Germany’s participation in NATO exercises, in which the Bundeswehr is practicing elements of using American tactical nuclear weapons, is a violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and provokes a further increase in tension between Russia and NATO.
According to the agency, the Defense Attache at the German Embassy in Moscow was invited to the Russian Defense Ministry. “The German military representative was informed about the position of the Russian Defense Ministry in connection with the participation of the German side in the NATO exercises Steadfast Noon and Resilient Guard, during which elements of the use of American tactical nuclear weapons are being practiced,” the message says.
According to the Ministry, the Attache was told that the involvement of personnel and aircrafts of non-nuclear NATO member countries, one of which is Germany, in the development of scenarios for the use of nuclear weapons is a gross violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.