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Russia accuses the West of thinking about “nuclear war”: “We will not let anyone destabilize us”

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov estimated this Thursday that Western leaders were thinking of a nuclear war in their conflict with Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

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“Everyone knows that a third world war can only be nuclear, but I draw your attention to the fact that that is in the minds of western politicians, not in the minds of russians”, said Lavrov at an online press conference.

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Lavrov he alluded to recent statements by his French and British counterparts, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Elizabeth Truss respectively, who spoke of nuclear deterrence and the risk of war with Russia.

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“If some make a real war plan against us, and I think they make it, they should reflect well” he said, adding that “We will not let anyone destabilize us.”

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the russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday that it was putting the Russian military’s nuclear deterrent force on alert, a decision that shocked the world. Several western countries criticized a new escalation after the invasion of Ukraine.

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Source: Elcomercio

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