The Kremlin officials have said the fact the Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight they find this “genuinely alarming” as the world is closer to an apocalypse than ever before.
Officials says it is that the “Doomsday Clock” had moved closer to midnight than ever and urged vigilance to prevent the risk of nuclear war.
The Doomsday Clock was set at 90 seconds to midnight on Tuesday, which warns that the world is in a time of “unprecedented danger,” as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Kremlin officials pointed out that the last nuclear weapons treaty between Russia and the US is “in jeopardy” which will expire in February 2026.
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The Kremlin warned that when the weapons treaty expires this could start a new “nuclear arms race” and will heighten the risk of a “nuclear exchange.”
Rachel Bronson, CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists gave a grim warning, “The possibility that the conflict could spin out of anyone’s control remains high.”
In Doomsday Clock statement, it said, “Russia’s war on Ukraine has raised profound questions about how states interact, eroding norms of international conduct that underpin successful responses to a variety of global risks.
‘And worst of all, Russia’s thinly veiled threats to use nuclear weapons remind the world that escalation of the conflict—by accident, intention, or miscalculation—is a terrible risk.
‘The possibility that the conflict could spin out of anyone’s control remains high . . .. Russia has also brought its war to the Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor sites, violating international protocols and risking widespread release of radioactive materials.
“Efforts by the International Atomic Energy Agency to secure these plants so far have been rebuffed.”
In a statement the Kremlin said, “Unless the two parties resume negotiations and find a basis for further reductions, the treaty will expire in February 2026.
“This would eliminate mutual inspections, deepen mistrust, spur a nuclear arms race, and heighten the possibility of a nuclear exchange.”
Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former Secretary-General of the United Nations said, “Today they are even closer to midnight, showing how much more perilous our world has become in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events and Russia’s outrageous war on Ukraine,’ Ki-moon said.
“Leaders did not heed the Doomsday Clock’s warnings in 2020. We all continue to pay the price.
“In 2023 it is vital for all our sakes that they act.”