China’s UN representative Geng Shuang has voiced his concerns and told the United Nations Security Council that the sword of Damocles is hanging over our heads” in a direct warning that they fear Ukraine will turn into “World War Three.”
Shuang has pleaded for calm as Vladimir Putin is to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus and asked for the “withdrawal of nuclear weapons deployed abroad.”
Shuang said, “We call for the abolition of the nuclear-sharing arrangements and advocate no deployment of nuclear weapons abroad by all nuclear weapons states, and the withdrawal of nuclear weapons deployed abroad.
“Nuclear proliferation must be prevented and nuclear crisis avoided.”
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He added that China opposes all armed attacks at Europe’s largest nuclear power station and the constant threat of nuclear weapons to be used in Ukraine.
The US deputy ambassador, Robert Wood, accused Russia of “attempting to manipulate the spectre of nuclear conflict” to help win the war in Ukraine.
He said: “No other country is inflicting such damage on arms control nor seeking to undermine strategic stability in Europe.
“No other country has raised the prospect of potential nuclear use in connection with the war in Ukraine.
“No country is threatening Russia or threatening President Putin.”
A former Russian veteran politician Andrey Sidelnikov claims that Putin’s “intention” is to use “nuclear weapons” in the “annexed territory” of Ukraine.
He said that Putin believes those regions are part of the Russian Federation so it is his land and therefore he is not committing “a war crime,” adding, the Russian leader “could not give a damn about people” who live in the annexed regions of Ukraine.
In an interview with the Express Sidelnikov gave a stern message to Russian citizens, he said, “If there is a possibility of leaving the country, it is vital they do so. Those who can fight and act as partisans should do so.”