According to Dujarric, the UN position on the unacceptability of even discussion of a nuclear conflict remains the same.

“As for any comments regarding the use of nuclear weapons, I would like to refer you to what the Secretary General has already said on this subject.

His position has not changed, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that NATO countries should launch preemptive strikes against Russia to prevent Moscow from using nuclear weapons.

The press secretary of the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov, said that the United States and Britain, which de facto direct the activities of Kyiv, should be held responsible for the statements of the Ukrainian president.

US Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said the United States saw no signs that Moscow had decided to use nuclear weapons.

The Kremlin has repeatedly noted that Russia can use nuclear weapons only in accordance with the provisions of its nuclear doctrine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the inadmissibility of nuclear war is Russia's principled position.