The danger is great. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded that it is real and cannot be underestimated The danger of a new world war And the threat of nuclear war on Monday night.
At the same time, he claimed that NATO is already at war with Russia, which is justified by the increasingly extensive arms supplies from the West to Ukraine.
– NATO is at war with Russia, via a third party, and supplies the third party with weapons. According to Reuters, Lavrov said that a war is a war.
By supplying Ukraine with weapons, he said, NATO had “set the whole fire”.
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO has repeatedly stated that it is inappropriate to engage directly in the conflict. US President Joe Biden also stated that a direct conflict between the United States and Russian nuclear powers could lead to a new world war.
Instead, several NATO countries, led by the United States, have supplied increasingly heavy weapons to Ukraine, with increasing sanctions imposed on Russia.
Russia has repeatedly warned that a ceasefire in Ukraine could have consequences.
Discuss more support
The United States announced last week that Ukraine would receive a giant new package of military aid worth $800 million. This package included heavy artillery and military drones.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also promised more support when they met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Sunday night.
– We think we can win – they can win if they have the right equipment and the right support, the Defense Minister said at a press conference after visiting Kyiv.
On Tuesday, several NATO countries, including Norway, will meet at the US air base Ramstein in Germany to discuss Ukraine’s long-term defense needs.
The United Nations to Moscow
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres heads to Moscow on Tuesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov. Guterres took the initiative to hold the meeting, as he wants to push for a peaceful solution and an end to the war in Ukraine.
Guterres also requested to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine.
On Monday, Foreign Minister Lavrov said peace talks with Ukraine would continue, but came at the same time accusing President Zelensky of only pretending to negotiate peace.
There is no imminent danger
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba believes that Lavrov’s statements are a sign of weakness.
James Hebby, of Britain’s Ministry of Defense, believes the comments made by Lavrov on Monday night are the way the Russian foreign minister has been for the past 15 years.
“I don’t think there is an imminent danger at the moment that this will escalate,” he said in a television interview with the BBC, according to Reuters.
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