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There can be no winners in a possible nuclear war, and it should never be unleashed. This appeal was made by the countries of the “ nuclear five '', including Russia, the United States, China, Great Britain and France, the statement was published on the Kremlin website.
“ Each of us intends to maintain and further strengthen our national measures to prevent the unauthorized or unintentional use of nuclear weapons. We reiterate the relevance of our earlier non-targeting statements and reaffirm that our nuclear weapons are not aimed at each other or at any other state, '' & mdash; said in the message.
In addition, the countries of the “ nuclear five '' considered it their primary responsibility to prevent war between the states possessing nuclear weapons. However, as follows from the joint statement, as long as such weapons exist, they should only serve “ defensive purposes, deter aggression and prevent war. ''
As the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova clarified, the corresponding statement was prepared on the Russian initiative.
In turn, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov announced the need to hold a summit of leaders of the countries of the “ nuclear five '', reports “ RIA Novosti. Nuclear Five Leaders' Statement does not rule out that a summit of the permanent members of the UN Security Council is still needed, '' & mdash; he said.
The need to hold a summit of five key members of the anti-Hitler coalition, who later became permanent members of the UN Security Council, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in January 2020 at an international forum in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. He noted that world leaders should not miss the emergence of new germs of hatred and anti-Semitism, and also expressed their readiness to hold the summit anywhere in the world. At that time, China, France and the UN came out in support of Putin's initiative.
On September 26 last year, on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that more than 14 thousand units had been accumulated in the world nuclear weapons. In this regard, he expressed fears that humanity is “ unacceptably close to nuclear destruction '', and also called for the complete destruction of all nuclear weapons.
Today, nine countries in the world have nuclear weapons: Russia, the United States , Great Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and, it is believed, Israel.
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