China calls on all countries that have nuclear weapons to act with caution and maintain global strategic balance and stability, as there will be no winners in a nuclear war.

This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Mao Ning, commenting on the statements of Russian President Putin about the possibility of using nuclear weapons, reports Ukrinform.

"There will be no winners in a nuclear war, China calls on all sides to exercise restraint," Mao said.

She also recalled that in January 2022, the leaders of the five states that have nuclear weapons made a joint statement that a nuclear war cannot be won and cannot be started.

"China has always maintained that all nuclear-armed states must adhere to the concept of common security, maintain global strategic balance and stability," the spokeswoman added.

Earlier, Putin stated that the strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation are in a state of full readiness.

We will remind, as the Financial Times writes, the leak of secret documents showed when Russia will be ready to use nuclear weapons.

That threshold turned out to be much lower than Putin had ever publicly stated.

Yes, Russia can use tactical nuclear weapons even if it loses 20% of its strategic ballistic missile submarines.

The following are the criteria for the use of nuclear weapons:

Last June, Putin said he was against the use of tactical nuclear weapons, but later boasted that Russia had a larger arsenal than NATO countries.

According to US estimates, Russia has at least 2,000 such weapons.

Certificate:

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was concluded in 1996.

It was signed by 186 countries and ratified by 178 of them.

This treaty was not signed by North Korea, India and Pakistan, which possess nuclear weapons.

And Egypt, Israel, Iran, China and the USA did not ratify it.

Without signature and ratification in these countries, it cannot enter into force.

In 1990, the Soviet Union proposed a moratorium on nuclear tests.

It was agreed with Great Britain and the USA and is de facto tried to adhere to the states that have nuclear weapons.