U.S. and Europe Are Developing Nuclear Weapons Use Procedures at Russian Border, Russia’s Defense Minister Says

The U.S. and Europe are developing nuclear weapons use and intensifying combat training near the Russian border, according to a Russian defense minister.

“On the eastern flank [NATO] has intensified operative and combat training activities, including nuclear weapons use procedures,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Friday. NATO has not announced that it was developing nuclear weapons use in the region, and the defense minister did not offer proof of his claim.

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U.S. and Europe Are Developing Nuclear Weapons Use Procedures at Russian Border, Russia’s Defense Minister Says

I think these comments are used to justify Russian military expenditures.