Lavrov said that Russia may place nuclear weapons in Crimea

Russia has the right to dispose of their nuclear arsenal according to their own interests, Lavrov said.
Crimea became part of the Russian Federation, which under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons has nuclear weapons. In an interview with Russian journalists said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia.

Asked whether Crimea seen as a place to put Russian nuclear weapons, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov said: “Now Crimea became part of the state, which under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has such weapons.”

“And the Russian government has, in accordance with international law, every reason to dispose of their legitimate nuclear arsenal according to their interests and in accordance with their obligations under international law,” – said the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Recall that in late September, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia 2020 update of weapons of strategic nuclear forces (SNF) is 100%.

Earlier , Russian President Vladimir Putin said that no one comes to mind to resolve the conflict with Russia, because it is one of the most powerful nuclear states.

At the same time, the United States in July accused Russia of violating the Treaty on the Elimination of ballistic and cruise missiles of medium and short-range, signed by the US and the Soviet Union in 1987.

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