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June 12—RT’s report of the second day of the BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting notably covered remarks to a press availability by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov about Russia’s nuclear doctrine. The news service reported: “Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a BRICS ministerial meeting in Nizhny Novgorod, Ryabkov admitted the international situation has been getting increasingly ‘complicated’ and changes to his country’s nuclear posture could not be ruled out. ‘The challenges that are growing thanks to the unacceptable and escalatory actions of the U.S. and its NATO allies, undoubtedly prompt a full-fledged question of how the basic documents in nuclear deterrence can be brought more into line with current needs,’ Ryabkov said.” The headline of the article is “Russia Could Consider Changing Nuclear Doctrine.”

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