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Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an 'existential threat' to the US

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

AP
During the early months of the Trump administration, Russia reportedly told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis of its willingness to use nuclear weapons under certain conditions.
It's not clear in what context the warning was made, but both the US and Russia have stated under what circumstances they would use nuclear weapons.
Russia's warning to Mattis came in regard to the Baltic states, which have warned of Russia's growing interference.
At some point during the Trump administration, Russia told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that it could use nuclear weapons in the event of a war in Europe...
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