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Ukraine war: Very low chance Russia will use nuclear weapons - expert

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Russia's president Vladimir Putin has repeatedly hinted at the use of nuclear weapons.Amid a successful Ukrainian counteroffensive, he said Moscow would "defend [its] land with all the forces and resources" it has.

It comes as his US counterpart Joe Biden said the threats were the most serious since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.Euronews spoke to Nikolai Sokov, a senior fellow at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation who used to work at Russia's foreign ministry, to get his views on the chances of nuclear weapons being used in the Ukraine war.Here is a selection of his answers."If you mean using nuclear weapons against Ukraine, then the probability is very, very low.

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