Escalating tensions over Ukraine are increasing the risk that nuclear weapons could be used, putting the world in dire jeopardy, the head of the Nobel prize-winning group ICAN told AFP. The world’s two largest nuclear weapons powers are locked in a stand-off over a Russian troop build-up near the border with Ukraine, amid fears of a looming invasion. “We’ve seen voices from Belarus talking about wanting to station Russian nuclear weapons there, which I think is an extremely dangerous situation,” she said. She pointed in particular to how a number of banks and pension funds are pulling out their investments in companies that produce nuclear weapons. This “shows how close we are to the use of nuclear weapons”, she said.
Source: The Guardian January 28, 2022 07:00 UTC