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Russian Foreign Minister warns of danger of World War III

Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the risk of a World War III outbreak with nuclear weapons is very serious and Moscow is trying to prevent this.

“The danger of the outbreak of World War III and nuclear war is real and very serious, it cannot be underestimated. I don’t want this risk to be exaggerated, many people want it to happen,” the foreign minister said. Russia Sergei Lavrov said in an interview on Russian television yesterday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a press conference in Moscow on January 18.  Photo: TASS.

Foreign Minister Lavrov held a press conference in Moscow earlier this year. Image: TASS.

The remarks came when he was asked about the importance of preventing World War III from breaking out, as well as whether the current tense situation is similar to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The Russian foreign minister said that “there used to be a line of communication trusted by the leaders” between the Soviet Union and America during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but there is currently no such channel.

“Back then there were relatively clear regulations, Moscow and Washington both understood how the other acted. Now only a few provisions remain, such as the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), while goods A series of weapons control and anti-proliferation tools have been destroyed,” Lavrov said.

The Russian foreign minister also confirmed that NATO is participating in the war against Russia through proxy forces. “They continue to pump arms to Ukraine despite our warnings, promoting anti-Russian sentiment that has been around since the days of former president Petro Poroshenko and has been consolidated under the Zelensky administration,” he said, warning the rebels. Convoys carrying Western weapons to Ukraine will be considered legitimate military targets.

The US and its allies have not commented on this, while Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Moscow has “lost hope to prevent the world from supporting Kiev”.

After two months of hostilities, Russia is stepping up its attacks in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. In recent days, the President of Ukraine has repeatedly urged Western countries to increase support for heavy weapons, especially fighters, tanks and anti-aircraft missiles for Ukraine.

The US State Department yesterday first declared a state of emergency under President Joe Biden to approve the sale of artillery shells worth $ 165 million to Ukraine without waiting for congressional review.

Vu Anh (According to Interfax)

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