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“As for the Russian Federation, we only contemplate the possibility of responding (with a nuclear device) to a targeted attack,” Volodin told “Komsomolskaya Pravda” radio station.

He added that “for us it is only a response, within the framework of defense.” “If they attack us, we respond,” she insisted.

According to Volodin, so far “the only country that has used nuclear weapons is the United States.” Therefore, from Washington “you can expect anything,” he said.

Seat of the Duma, the Russian parliament in Moscow

Speaker of the Duma speaks of “preemptive strike”

“They bombed the peaceful cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In August, on the 6th and 9th, there will be another anniversary of that. You can expect that from them,” he insisted, adding that US doctrine allows for a “preemptive strike.”

Russia announced at the end of February that it was putting its nuclear deterrence forces on alert in the face of “aggressive declarations” by the main NATO countries due to the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

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