Any incoming missile will be positioned as a missile with a nuclear equipment, said in Russia.
Russian military leadership for the first time publicly announced the conditions under which the army can use nuclear weapons against the enemy. In the General staff of the Russian Federation stated that nuclear retaliation is to be inflicted in any missile attack, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
This is the official organ of the defense Ministry.
The main condition connected with the receipt of reliable information about the launch of ballistic missiles, attacking the territory of Russia and (or) its allies. The fact of start of ballistic missiles will be recorded by the system of missile warning. It will not be possible to determine the type of facilities (nuclear or non-nuclear). Therefore, any incoming missile will be positioned as a missile with nuclear equipment.
As specified, the military-political leadership of Russia will automatically receive information about the launch, and then will determine the scale of response. Aggression against a country is defined as an attempt “to destroy Russia as a state.”
Recall that in early June Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the “principles of state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence.” The document lists additional factors that can affect the decision of the Russian leadership’s decision to use nuclear weapons.