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Russia warns of ‘huge’ risks of sliding into nuclear war

A non-nuclear clash between nuclear states may very likely escalate into an outright nuclear war, Sergey Lavrov has cautioned

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that any conflict between nuclear states, even if it starts with conventional weapons, is likely to escalate into an all-out nuclear war, and thus should be avoided at all costs.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the diplomat was asked about Moscow and Washington’s joint efforts to reduce their strategic capabilities. Lavrov responded by pointing out that in September 2021 the US had essentially frozen the bilateral talks on reaching an agreement on the limitation of strategic offensive arms, long before Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine.

https://ift.tt/OcxU4gR 01, 2022 at 03:57PM
from RT – Daily news

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