The Kremlin has given their worst warning to date that there is now a “real risk of a nuclear war” and the “danger is serious” and “real.”
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov hit out at Kyiv’s response for peace talks and said their “goodwill” has not been “reciprocal” and Moscow are trying to prevent a nuclear war at all costs.
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Lavrov added, “The risks now are considerable. I would not want to elevate those risks artificially. Many would like that.
“The danger is serious, real. And we must not underestimate it.”
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister said that talk of a “real” danger of World War III “only means” Russia are sensing defeat and are attempting to “scare the word off supporting Ukraine.”
Dmytro Kuleba warned, “Russia loses last hope to scare the world off supporting Ukraine. Thus the talk of a ‘real’ danger of WWIII.
“This only means Moscow senses defeat in Ukraine.
“Therefore, the world must double down on supporting Ukraine so that we prevail and safeguard European and global security.”
The British Armed Forces Minister James Heappey has dismissed Lavrov’s threats of escalation to nuclear conflict in the war in Ukraine.
Speaking to the BBC, Heappey said, “Lavrov’s trademark over the course of 15-years or so that he has been the Russian foreign secretary has been that sort of bravado.
“I don’t think that right now there is an imminent threat of escalation.
“What the West is doing to support its allies in Ukraine is very well calibrated … Everything we do is calibrated to avoid direct confrontation with Russia.”