Moscow threatens again about danger of nuclear war: “not to be underestimated”

O ministro das Relações Exteriores da Rússia, Sergey Lavrov

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov| Photo: EFE/EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Monday (25) that the danger of nuclear war “is serious, it is real, it must not be underestimated”. In an interview with a Russian TV program, reproduced by several local news agencies, Lavrov stated that, “while the inadmissibility of a nuclear war is Moscow’s principled position, the danger of such a conflict should not be underestimated.”

In January, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council decided to for the inadmissibility of a nuclear war. “This is our position of principle, we are guided by this and of course I would not like to see these risks artificially inflated now, when the risks are quite significant”, he declared.

Furthermore, he indicated that the weapons sent by the West to Ukraine to defend against the Russian invasion will become a legitimate target for armed forces sent by Moscow to invade the neighboring country. According to Lavrov, weapons depots in western Ukraine have repeatedly become such targets.

“If NATO goes to war with Russia through a representative and arms that representative, then all is fair in love and war. By the way, as far as arms shipments are concerned, this is yet another example of the Americans’ lack of cleanliness in terms of international law and in terms of introducing their own rules under the ‘I do what I want’ principle.”

On the other hand, Lavrov said that Russia will continue to negotiate with Ukraine, although he warned that the war fought by Moscow will end with a treaty based on “the current situation of military operations”. parameters of that treaty will be determined by the stage of hostilities in which this treaty becomes a reality”, explained the Russian minister.

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