Live Updates: US Sees No Threat of Russia Using Nuclear Weapons

The United States does not believe there is a threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite a recent escalation in rhetoric from Moscow, a senior US defense official said on Friday. “We continue to monitor their nuclear capabilities every day as best we can and we do not assess that there is a threat of the use of nuclear weapons and no threat to NATO territory,” he told the urges the official on condition of anonymity. . Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that the West should not underestimate the high risks of nuclear conflict in Ukraine.

Russia has banned nine people from Iceland, three from Greenland, three from the Faroe Islands and 16 from Norway from entering the country in retaliation, the country’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The countermeasures were taken in response to decisions by Iceland, Norway and the Danish autonomies of Greenland and the Faroe Islands to join European Union sanctions against Russia, the ministry added on Friday.
Singapore has confirmed two cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with new Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 through active disease surveillance and genetic sequencing for surveillance purposes, Channel News Asia reported. . The two community cases were detected as part of authorities’ active monitoring of the COVID-19 situation and genetic sequencing for surveillance, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update on Thursday 28 April evening.

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