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US slams ‘irresponsible rhetoric’ as Russia orders nuclear drills

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The United States on Monday slammed Moscow’s “irresponsible rhetoric” after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered nuclear drills near Ukraine.

“This is an example of the kind of irresponsible rhetoric that we’ve seen from Russia in the past. It’s completely inappropriate given the current security situation,” Pentagon spokesman Major General Pat Ryder told journalists when asked about the announcement.

“We’ve not seen any change in their strategic force posture,” Ryder said, adding: “Obviously we’ll continue to monitor.”


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