April 13, 2024

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Another threat from Russia: It warned that the war in Ukraine could spiral out of control

Another threat from Russia: It warned that the war in Ukraine could spiral out of control
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

Russia warned on Wednesday that the war in Ukraine could spiral out of control Expand geographically Due to miscalculated actions of one or two member states of the NATO military alliance.

The conflict has fueled a deep crisis in Moscow's relations with the West 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis And Russia reacted angrily after French President Emmanuel Macron refused last month to rule out sending troops to Ukraine.

On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin told the West that Russia is technically ready for nuclear war, and that sending US troops to Ukraine would be seen as a significant escalation of the conflict.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Wednesday that the situation around Ukraine is becoming dangerous and risks are increasing.

“As a result of thoughtless provocative actions by one or two EU or NATO member states, the Ukrainian crisis could completely transcend its geographical boundaries. Gaining a completely different size and uncontrolled growth“Jajarova said at a press conference.

Zakharova said Moscow believed the West was now walking “on the edge of an abyss” and was pushing the world to the brink with its actions over Ukraine.

As a result, the question today is how to avoid further escalation of risks. They are obvious and frightening to all sane people“He advised the West to abandon the idea of ​​strategically defeating Russia and to stop providing money and arms to Ukraine.

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“The West must learn to take into account not only its own geopolitical aspirations, but also the legitimate interests of other countries,” Zakharova said.

“I'm well aware that it's really teeth-grinding, but it has to be done at some point, and the sooner it's done, the less people will die and the less people, in principle, will be affected,” he said. said.

The West debates how to support Qi against RussiaIt now controls almost a fifth of Ukrainian territory and is rearming much faster than the West and Ukraine.

Kyiv says it is defending itself against an imperialist-style war of conquest aimed at destroying its national identity.

Russia says it sent tens of thousands of troops to Ukraine in February 2022 in what it called a “special military operation” to bolster its own defenses against a hostile West and protect the Russian-speaking population of southeastern Ukraine.

(With information from Reuters)