Russia does not threaten, but warns, explained in the department of Sergey Lavrov
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned of the risks of Western interference in a “special military operation” in Ukraine.
Russia is not threatening anyone with nuclear weapons, but is warning the West about the risk of intervening in a “military special operation” in Ukraine. Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, said this at a conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Caribbean Crisis, reports RIA Novosti on Friday, September 23rd.
“We noticed Washington’s painful reaction to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s instruction to transfer the Russian deterrence forces to a special mode of combat duty. We explain that we do not threaten anyone with nuclear weapons, the criteria for their use are described in the military doctrine and specified in the Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear containment of June 2, 2020,” he said.
At the same time, Ryabkov warned of the risks of Western interference in a “special military operation” in Ukraine.
“We strongly urge the US administration to avoid a situation that could lead to a direct military clash with Russia,” he added.
Recall that on September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced not only a partial mobilization in Russia, but once again began to threaten with nuclear weapons.
In response, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed the opinion that the use of nuclear weapons by Russia is unlikely. However, he understands that all risks must be taken into account.
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