Putin says Russian Federation would only use its nuclear weapons in retaliation

FILE- Russian President Vladimir Putin

Emphasizing that the terrorists promised to shoot 10 people every day and 10 others were shot on Wednesday, Putin said he wondered why the US and the European Union were staying silent on the issue. "The day before yesterday they executed 10 people", Putin told the Valdai discussion forum in Sochi.

Putin said SIS leaders had made demands but didn't say what they were.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the citizens of many former Soviet Republics regretted the collapse of the USSR, which he described as a "great state".

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has said that Wednesday's mass school shooting in Crimea was the result of "globalisation" and the continuation of an American trend.

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The Vatican insisted at the time a papal visit would only be possible if Catholic priests were accepted in North Korea. President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, and promised to work toward denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

"Representatives of the Islamic State were left in several localities, and recently they began to expand their area of presence - 130 families were taken there, nearly 700 people, hostages".

The state-run TASS news agency said the hostages were taken on 13 October after IS attacked a refugee camp in Deir az-Zour province in Syria's east.

The hostages included several U.S. and European nationals, the Russian leader said, adding that IS was expanding its control in territory on the left bank of the River Euphrates which had been controlled by United States and US-backed forces.

But, Putin declared, Russian Federation will never be the first to use nukes, saying, "We have no concept of preemptive strike" (though RT explains why there may be a loophole to that).

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