The political scientist called the consequences of the deployment of US nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe

Political scientist Sokolov: the transfer of US nuclear weapons will increase tensions in Eastern Europe will only increase the already strong tensions in the region. Such consequences of such a step in an interview with were named by Artem Sokolov, an expert of the Valdai Club and a researcher at the Center for European Studies of the IMI MGIMO.

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According to him, the situation is complicated by the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. “Of course, nuclear weapons in Poland will be an aggravating factor rather than something that will ensure this security. This, of course, will be a step in a dangerous direction, “the political scientist noted.

Earlier, Sokolov suggested that the new German government is unlikely to abandon the deployment of US nuclear weapons on its territory. According to him, none of the forces that will form the new Cabinet has the desire and ability to raise such a complex issue as the transfer of American nuclear weapons.

On November 19, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the possibility of the alliance to deploy American nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe, if Germany refuses to accept them on its territory. In response, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said that such a move was a gross disregard for the agreements between Russia and NATO, since the alliance had pledged not to deploy nuclear weapons on the territory of the new members.



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