NATO has been warned by a top Vladimir Putin ally there is a grave risk that Russia will use weapons of mass destruction as tensions have hit boiling point over the war in Ukraine and NATO’s involvement.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev warned on Wednesday that the US have “destructive policies.”
Patrushev said “The natural consequence of the United States’ destructive policies is the deterioration in the global security.”
The state-run TASS news agency, said that Patrushev warned, “The risk that nuclear, chemical and biological weapons will be used is increasing.
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“The international arms control regime has been undermined.”
Tensions between Moscow and Washington are at the highest they have been since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 when the world on the brink of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
The British government expressed fears in May that Putin could “resort to non-conventional weapons systems” in Ukraine should Kyiv’s counteroffensive be successful.
MPs were told in the House of Commons that the UK is “very much on our guard” with what “happens next” over serious fears Putin could “turn ugly.”
The then Defence Secretary Ben Wallace fears that Putin could resort to using “chemical and biological weapons” which were used by Russia in Syria.
Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, who chairs the Commons Defence Committee, said at the time he is “concerned that if this counter-offensive is successful, that terrain is gained, that Russia, Putin will turn ugly and resort to non-conventional weapons systems, such as chemical weapons and biological (weapons), as he did in Syria?”
On Monday evening Russia officially declared they have left the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE).
The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that relations with the US are now “below zero.”
NATO in turn has also ripped up the treaty following Moscow’s decision, they said it will be suspended for “as long as necessary.”