Despite alarm in the West, Tallinn’s Margo Grosberg said using nuclear weapons would not be “reasonable”
FILE PHOTO: A Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from an air field during military drills in Russia, February 19, 2022 © AP / Russian Defense Ministry Press Service
Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, because doing so would not be militarily “reasonable,” Colonel Margo Grosberg of the Estonian military’s defense intelligence center told reporters on Friday. Nevertheless, Western pundits and politicians have repeatedly invoked warnings of nuclear war.
“I stress that in military terms, the use of this type of a weapon is not reasonable in any way, it would not achieve an effect,” Grosberg said, according to Estonia’s ERR news broadcaster. However, amid reports in the British media that Moscow is preparing for exercises involving its nuclear forces, he added that “the nuclear threat must be kept in mind, but it is not very large.”
The Kremlin dismissed the British report, saying it would not partake in “nuclear rhetoric” with the West.