Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the growing threat of nuclear war.

"Regarding the threat of nuclear war - such a threat is growing, what a sin to hide. Regarding the fact that Russia will not use the first under any circumstances, but if it does not use the first, it means that it will not use the second either. Because the possibility of using it in the event of a nuclear strike on on our territory are very limited," said the Russian dictator.

"Nevertheless, our strategy is our use of means of protection - namely, we consider weapons of mass destruction as protection - it is all configured around the so-called counter-attack," added the President of the Russian Federation.