“Any use of nuclear weapons is totally unacceptable” and Russia must know that “a nuclear war cannot be won”. But “when we see Russia using nuclear rhetoric, we have to take it seriously”. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this, speaking at the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels, in a meeting organized by the S&D. Previously Stoltenberg spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky, to whom he specified that “NATO allies are firm in their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and right to self-defense”. “The shameful referendums organized by Russia are not legitimate and are a blatant violation of international law. These territories are Ukrainian,” he wrote in a tweet. For his part, Zelensky thanks Stoltenberg for having strongly condemned the illegal Russian referendums, the current developments on the battlefield and the further support of the allied countries to the Ukrainian forces.