UK concerned over 'threatening' Russian nuclear strategy

February 6, 2015 8:30 PM

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UK concerned over 'threatening' Russian nuclear strategy

MUNICH (Reuters) - Britain's defense minister voiced concern on Friday that Russia may have "lowered the threshold" for using nuclear weapons and said Britain must update its own deterrent in response to Russian modernization of its nuclear forces.

Russia's nuclear strategy in a hypothetical future war is coming under greater scrutiny among NATO members as tensions between the Western alliance and Moscow hit their highest level since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict.

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