According to European Pravda, this is reported by CNN, citing several sources familiar with the report.
The report of the US National Intelligence Council does not contain direct intelligence with a high degree of reliability and is more of an analysis. Therefore, some US officials believe that the conversations reflected in it may have been taken out of context and do not necessarily indicate that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons.
The US has so far seen no sign that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision to use nuclear weapons and does not believe Putin was involved in the discussions described in the report, some officials said.
At the same time, other members of the Joe Biden administration who read the document reacted to it with concern. They fear that the disappointment of the Russian generals over the failures in Ukraine could turn into despair.
U.S. officials also have doubts about whether Russia’s self-proclaimed annexation of eastern Ukraine this year signifies a willingness to resort to “more extreme measures” to protect those territories.
The New York Times was the first to write about the report, which reported that recently Russian military leaders had talks about when and how Moscow might use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, which caused increased anxiety in Washington and allied capitals.
In response, White House spokesman John Kirby said the United States sees no sign that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons.