Russia is warning the continued provocation and involvement by the United States is going to eventually result in a “direct clash of nuclear powers.” Russia’s U.S. embassy is also saying that any clash between the two countries will have a result that is highly unpredictable.
“Today, the United States continues to act with no regard to other countries’ security and interests, which contributes to an increase in nuclear risks,” the embassy said in a statement on its Telegram channel. “The [US’] steps to further engage in a hybrid confrontation with Russia in the context of the Ukrainian crisis are fraught with unpredictable escalation and a direct military clash of nuclear powers.”
The U.S. is also provoking a war with China at the same time:
The embassy noted that Washington has recently withdrawn from two key arms control agreements, the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which banned certain classes of land-based missiles, and the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies, which allowed for surveillance flights over each other’s territories, according to a report by RT.
The embassy urged the US to “take a closer look at its own nuclear policy instead of making unfounded accusations against the countries whose worldviews do not coincide with the American ones.” The diplomats also said: “Our country faithfully fulfills its obligations as a nuclear-weapon state and makes every effort to reduce nuclear risks.”
The statement comes after the US accused Moscow of using the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine as cover for its soldiers. The plant, the largest in Europe, was seized by Russian troops during the early stages of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine, which was launched in late February. It continues to operate with Ukrainian personnel under Russian control. –RT
Russia and Ukraine have been accusing each other of shelling the plant and doing damage. According to Moscow, artillery fire by Ukrainian forces caused several fires and partial power outages this month.