Russia accuses U.S., NATO of attempting to provoke all-out war between nuclear powers
The Russian government issued a dire warning this week as the U.S. and NATO continue pouring tens of billions of dollars worth of support and weaponry into Ukraine.
In a statement, the Russian Embassy in the United States said the Biden regime's ongoing support for Ukraine will eventually result in a “direct clash of nuclear powers" that will likely result in the destruction of the planet, or a major portion of it.
“Today, the United States continues to act with no regard to other countries’ security and interests, which contributes to an increase in nuclear risks,” the embassy said in a statement on its Telegram channel. “The [US’] steps to further engage in a hybrid confrontation with Russia in the context of the Ukrainian crisis are fraught with unpredictable escalation and a direct military clash of nuclear powers.”
Also, the Biden regime appears to be attempting to provoke a full-on war with Communist China over Taiwan.
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The embassy noted that Washington has recently withdrawn from two key arms control agreements, the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which banned certain classes of land-based missiles, and the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies, which allowed for surveillance flights over each other’s territories, according to a report by RT.
The embassy urged the US to “take a closer look at its own nuclear policy instead of making unfounded accusations against the countries whose worldviews do not coincide with the American ones.” The diplomats also said: “Our country faithfully fulfills its obligations as a nuclear-weapon state and makes every effort to reduce nuclear risks.”
"The statement comes after the US accused Moscow of using the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine as cover for its soldiers. The plant, the largest in Europe, was seized by Russian troops during the early stages of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine, which was launched in late February. It continues to operate with Ukrainian personnel under Russian control," RT.com reported
Meanwhile, Ukraine has claimed responsibility for a series of sabotage attacks on Russian military bases in Crimea, according to NBC News
"A series of blasts hit a Russian military depot in the annexed peninsula Tuesday — rocking the relaxed summer holiday destination for the second time in a week and suggesting a growing Ukrainian ability to strike deep behind enemy lines," the outlet reported.
"It’s a significant development that could shift the dynamics of the war as it nears the six-month mark, and which defies warnings from Moscow against attacking a region that holds deep strategic and symbolic value for Russian President Vladimir Putin," the report added.
Russian officials called the attacks acts of "sabotage," which is a shift from last week when Moscow claimed that previous explosions were merely accidents -- the explosion of an ammo depot that destroyed a significant portion of a Russian air force base.
Crimea is considered to be a huge red line for Russia, NBC News
reported, suggesting that Moscow could significantly escalate the conflict in a way that would draw in NATO or even the United States.
That said, Russia does not have the sustainable combat power to take on NATO and the U.S., as demonstrated by Moscow's inability to quickly pacify (as in defeat) the initially much weaker Ukrainian forces. But that said, Russia could choose to attack depots and weapons on the ground in NATO countries, albeit indirectly so as not to implicate itself in those attacks.
For its part, the Ukrainian government issued a warning of its own to Russia
“Crimea occupied by Russians is about warehouse explosions and high risk of death for invaders and thieves,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s adviser, Mykhailo Podolyak, tweeted Tuesday.
“Our soldiers are the best sponsors of good mood. Crimea is Ukraine,” the head of Zelenskyy’s office, Andriy Yermak, posted to Telegram after the explosions.