Putin spokesman slams West’s ‘demonization’ of Russia over perceived nuclear threat

Thursday, April 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

April 02, 2015

Russia never threatened to use nuclear weapons over Crimea and the Baltic States, according to Vladimir Putin’s press secretary. The Kremlin official added the claims were simply ‘hysteria’ and a ‘classic example of the West’s demonization of Russia.’

“This is a classic example of the continuing hysteria and the demonization of our country. They themselves are fanning the flames concerning this. However, it is not guided by any particular facts and they themselves are afraid of what they wrote,” Peskov told reporters.

The Times newspaper said that President Putin was using the threat of a “nuclear showdown” over the Baltic States, to force NATO to back away from Russia’s border. They made the claims after obtaining notes of high-level security talks between former Russian and American security chiefs.

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