German MP says Berlin supports idea of resolving in UNSC issue of Russian nuclear threats

German MP says Berlin supports idea of resolving in UNSC issue of Russian nuclear threats

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The German government supports the idea of addressing at the UN Security Council the problem of Russian threats to use nuclear weapons.

That’s according to Bundestag MP with the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Nadja Sthamer, who spoke with Guildhall, Ukrinform reports.

“I note with great concern the threatening gestures by Russian officials. It should be obvious that nobody can win a nuclear war. The German government supports efforts to find a quick solution in the UN Security Council,” the lawmaker said.

“It is very important that any solution includes security guarantees for Ukraine and is supported by the Ukrainian government. Furthermore, the current crisis once again shows the urgent need to reform the security architecture at the UN Security Council,” the legislator summed up.

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Earlier, during an informal meeting with representatives of the diplomatic corps of the CIS countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke again about the possible use of nuclear weapons by Russia, noting that such an option is not ruled out.

As reported earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an informal meeting with the CIS diplomats once again suggested that Russia could use nuclear weapons, not ruling out such an option.

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine warned that the world should prepare for a nuclear strike by the aggressor power.

On the air of the Russia 1 TV channel, Russian propagandist Olga Skabeeva and MP Alexei Zhuravlev discussed how many seconds it would take for the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile to reach the capitals of Great Britain, Germany, and France – the nations supplying weapons to Ukraine.

Earlier, the head of the Center for Defense Reforms, coordinator of the interagency platform for countering hybrid threats, which operates within the framework of Ukraine-NATO cooperation, Oleksandr Danyliuk also stated that, in response to confirmation of intentions to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine, Russia should be excluded from the UN Security Council, and the UN General Assembly should immediately adopt a resolution that such a step on the part of the Russian Federation would be a declaration of war on humanity.

Former Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, MEP, Lieutenant General Riho Terras believes the UN General Assembly should adopt a resolution that the use of nuclear weapons by Russia against Ukraine will be seen “as a declaration of war on all mankind.”

Ex-Minister of Defense of Lithuania, MEP Rasa Juknevičienė, shares the idea that Russia’s use of nuclear weapons would mean they’re at war with the whole world.

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Also, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Latvian Parliament, Atis Lejiņš, supported the initiative on the need for the said UN resolution to be adopted.

A Member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament, former British Foreign Secretary David Owen, believes the initiative to discuss at the UN General Assembly the recent Russian threats to use nuclear weapons is worth looking into.

Robin Wagner, deputy of the German Bundestag from the Greens, said that nuclear threats from the Russian Federation are unworthy of a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Member of the Romanian Parliament and the Save Romania Union party, Stefan-Iulian Lorincz said that nuclear such threats voiced by Russia officials are worth at least a temporary suspension of Russia's membership in the UN Security Council.

The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament, Marco Michelson, said that the mere thought of using nuclear weapons is a violation of the key principles on which the United Nations is founded. According to the lawmaker, there are a number of reasons why Russia should be stripped of UN membership.


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