The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry believes that Western officials are “feeding the media” a fake about Moscow's nuclear threats. At the same time, Zakharova notes that Russia is doing everything possible to prevent a nuclear war. jpg” alt=”Zakharova called Western media reports about the nuclear threat from Moscow fake” />
Western media reports about the nuclear threat posed by Moscow are fake, follows from a statement by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, published in her Telegram channel.
“In the West, at the highest level, transboundary and transformatively, mechanisms have been launched to throw a new thesis into the public space. It is extremely primitive and at the same time extremely terrible: the Russians are threatening a nuclear war, the Russians are shaking a nuclear baton. Needless to say that this thesis is extremely false and false? Apparently, it’s already necessary, & mdash; Zakharova wrote.
She recalled how, on April 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with the host of the Big Game program on Channel One told Dmitry Simes about his “principled position” Russia on “the inadmissibility of nuclear war”. He spoke about Russia's attempts to convince the United States to confirm the 1987 statement by ex-USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev and ex-US President Ronald Reagan that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, as well as to convince the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to accept the same statement.< /p>
“The risks are very significant now. I didn't want them artificially inflated. There are many who wish. The danger is serious, real, — added then Lavrov.
Zakharova herself emphasized that Russia “did everything possible to prevent a nuclear war, to create all the necessary obstacles on the way to such a scenario.” In her opinion, Western officials “feed the media” fake about Moscow's nuclear threats.
“Our country is against nuclear war, this is what the Russian Minister claims, this is what our diplomacy is guided by in its activities”,— concluded the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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Even in early March, Lavrov himself said that he did not believe in the possible start of a nuclear war. He noted that the “nuclear topic” in connection with the aggravation of events in Ukraine in recent years, “exclusively Western representatives, primarily NATO members, threw them in.”
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev then named several grounds for Moscow to use nuclear weapons. Among them, a missile attack on Russian territory using nuclear weapons, as well as an act of aggression against Russia or its allies, when the existence of the country was threatened.
Later, on April 26, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said that the rhetoric about a possible nuclear war “dangerous and not useful.” He stated that the United States, Ukraine and the international community would do everything possible to ensure that the situation did not get out of control.
After him, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki asked to reduce the number of statements on the possibility of starting a nuclear war. “Our national security staff has made it clear that a nuclear war cannot be won. Our goal, obviously, is still to call for a reduction in rhetoric about this, — she said.
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