At the moment, the USA sees no signs that russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons amid new threats from russian president putin. This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the statement of press secretary of the White House Karine Jean-Pierre during the briefing.
"In terms of evidence of preparations for the use of nuclear weapons or chances, we have not seen this at the moment. We take these threats very seriously, however, we did not see any reason to change our own level of readiness of nuclear forces at the current stage", - Jean-Pierre stressed.
She also added that Western countries are ready to strengthen anti-russian sanctions in the event that russia annexes the occupied territories of Ukraine.
"We are ready to create additional fast and hard economic costs for russia, together with our allies and partners, in response to these actions, which we are currently being witnessed", - the spokeswoman noted.
Let us recall that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the USA had developed a plan of action in the event of the use of nuclear weapons by russia.