NATO must respond in a conventional but destructive manner to the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons by Russia, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau stated in an interview to the American TV channel NBC News.
According to him, the response to Russia's use of nuclear weapons must be tough and firm. NATO must respond in the usual way, but this response must be devastating. According to the minister, this is a clear signal that the NATO alliance is now sending to Russia.
He also noted that the cause of the leaks on the Nord Stream pipelines will be established by investigators. However, while analyzing the energy security situation in the Baltic Sea region, the hypothesis that Russian services are behind the leaks looks increasingly plausible. Russia may have damaged pipelines to deepen European disagreements over how to ensure energy security.
The Polish foreign minister added that the Kremlin may seek to intimidate Europe by showing that Europe's energy security is not guaranteed, because if the Nord Stream pipeline can be damaged, so can the Baltic Pipe, he said.
Meanwhile, Rau criticized former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who on Twitter thanked the U.S. for leaks on gas pipelines. In Russia's hybrid war against NATO countries, Radoslaw Sikorski took the wrong side, Rau said.