The head of the Center for International Security of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Alexei Arbatov, said that the United States, without admitting guilt for the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, could repeat the strike with atomic weapons.
“For more than five months we have been on the verge of a direct armed clash between Russia and NATO…” the academician said.
According to him, Washington does not consider the bombing of Japan an act of aggression, but only an act of retaliation, as it blames Tokyo for the escalation – the attack on Pearl Harbor. The academician believes that “if there is a further escalation of the Ukrainian crisis,” the use of nuclear weapons will become possible.
“This is the last measure, but it is not excluded,” he believes.