Putin spokesman refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons
A 'doomsday plane' that can survive nuclear blasts has reportedly been spotted over the English channel.
Fears of nuclear war have been increasing since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began four weeks ago, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov recently saying Russia could use nuclear weapons in defined circumstances and in the case of an "existential threat for our country".
Last month Putin also ordered Russia's nuclear forces on high alert, while UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned last week that “the prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility”.
Now, an aircraft designed to withstand nuclear blasts has been seen flying close to the UK.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday ahead of a Nato leaders' summit in Brussels Jens Stoltenberg said Russia could not "win a nuclear war".
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