ISW: Kremlin tones down nuclear rhetoric after failing to force Kyiv into talks

ISW: Kremlin downplays nuclear rhetoric after failing to force Kyiv into talks

Russia may continue to threaten a nuclear strike in order to put pressure on Ukraine through Western allies, but will not be able to persuade Kyiv to negotiate. This is reported by the American Institute for the Study of War.

Analysts say that the use of nuclear weapons by Russia in Ukraine remains unlikely, and the Kremlin is now taking steps to de-escalate its nuclear rhetoric.

& #171;Ukraine and its international supporters have made it clear that they will not agree to negotiations at gunpoint and will not renounce Ukraine's sovereign right to their territories», — The report said.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke with Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov and Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev to reduce the risk of the use of nuclear weapons.

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Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin said on October 26 that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called his colleagues, assuring that Moscow does not plan to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

In addition, on November 4, the Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged Russia not to use nuclear weapons.

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