Among the growing threats from the Kremlin, NATO warned on Wednesday that Russia’s war in Ukraine could lead to a nuclear confrontation between Moscow and the West.
“Russia must stop this dangerous and irresponsible nuclear rhetoric.”, General Secretary of the Atlantic Coalition Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference. But he clarified: “There should be no question of our willingness to defend and defend the Allies against any threat at any time.”
Russia must understand that it cannot win the nuclear war.He was speaking ahead of a summit of national leaders of the Western Military Alliance in Brussels. “NATO is not a party to the conflict … it supports Ukraine but it is not a party to the conflict.”
Stoltenberg reiterated that NATO would not send troops to Ukraine: “Support for Ukraine is very important and we are moving forward. But at the same time, it’s important to prevent this conflict from turning into a full – scale war between NATO and Russia. “
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei LavrovWarned on Wednesday that it would send peacekeepers to Ukraine Lead to direct confrontation between Russia and NATO.
Poland said last week that it would formally present a plan for peacekeeping operations in Ukraine at the next NATO summit. But Lavrov saw Warsaw’s peace plan as a provocation.
“I hope you understand what I’re saying”, Russian Foreign Minister told staff and students of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He warned: “This will be a direct confrontation between the Russian and NATO armed forces.
He noted that NATO was reportedly planning to send a contingent of three Baltic republics to Ukraine, and that he was opposed to the deployment of an international force in Donbass at the time.
He also condemned reports of the need to deploy Stinger anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine, he warned. Causing “a great threat”.
In turn, Lavrov accused the United States of being interested in prolonging the current Russian “Allied military operation” in Ukraine “as far as possible.” “They hope that they will continue to supply arms to Ukraine. It seems that they want to keep us in a state of war as long as possible.”Said.
Amid fears of a possible nuclear war, Russia continues to warn that, far from easing tensions, this possibility has disappeared.
A spokesman for the Kremlin this Tuesday, Dmitry PeskovThat took place Russia will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine only if it faces a “threat to existence.”
“We have an internal security theory, it’s in general, and you can read in it all the reasons for using nuclear weapons,” he said in an interview with CNN International. And I add: “If this is an existential threat to our country, it can be applied in our theory.”
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, Raising fears that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to a nuclear war, said at the end of last month that his country’s nuclear forces should be on high alert. U.S. officials say there is no reason to change Washington’s nuclear alert status.
On March 14, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Anthony GuterresHe described a presumptive nuclear conflict between Russia and the West as a “thrilling development.”
“The possibility of a nuclear conflict, previously unimaginable, has now returned to the limits of possibility,” he told reporters, reiterating his call for an immediate end to hostilities.
With Reuters information
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