Russia will not deploy nuclear forces outside its territory — Lavrov

Russia does not believe that for maintaining its security it may have to deploy nuclear weapons outside its national territory, but at the same time it is interested in ensuring its conventional forces should be capable of coping with missions around the globe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a live interview to three radio stations on Wednesday.

Russia does not believe that for maintaining its security it may have to deploy nuclear weapons outside its national territory, but at the same time it is interested in ensuring its conventional forces should be capable of coping with missions around the globe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a live interview to three radio stations on Wednesday.

"We do not believe that the security of our country must be maintained by moving our nuclear forces some other places," he said. "As far as the conventional forces, including the Navy and the Air Force, are concerned, we are interested in ensuring they should be able to cope with tasks around the globe. We use airdromes and ports and are prepared to negotiate the creation of logistic facilities with other countries.".

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