Russia warns NATO countries of the consequences of supplying arms to Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statements in which he suggested that NATO launch pre-emptive strikes against Russia “underlines the necessity” of what he called a “special operation” in Ukraine, which Kiev was quick to respond to, noting that the Ukrainian president’s statements on a “preemptive strike” referred to the imposition of sanctions.

In a discussion with the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, Zelensky said he believed the attacks were necessary to prevent any use of nuclear weapons. He did not go into detail on the type of attacks he intended, nor did he indicate the need for nuclear strikes.

Lavrov explained, in a speech to the United Russia Party, that NATO supports the Ukrainian president to confront Russia and impose hegemony, stressing that the West has a responsibility to supply arms to the Kiev regime.

Lavrov added: “Yesterday Zelensky called on Westerners to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against Russia. In this way, quest’man has in fact given further proof to the whole world of the threats coming from the Kiev regime, which launched a special army operation to neutralize them “.

“We have warned NATO countries of the consequences of supplying arms to Ukraine,” Lavrov stressed, stressing that Russia’s position on nuclear deterrence has not changed.

“We once again warn the United States and other sponsors of the Kiev regime against further involvement in the matter as parties in conflict. As for us, as we have repeatedly clarified, our military doctrine and the basis of state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence has not changed, “he said.

Lavrov noted that “the Kiev regime’s appetite is growing” and that Zelensky “has begun to dictate his terms to NATO and the European Union”, warning that the Kiev regime’s actions aim to create risks in the use of different types of weapons of mass destruction.

In response to Lavrov’s comments, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s spokesman said the president was referring to sanctions against Russia when he said preemptive strikes were needed to prevent any use of nuclear weapons.

“Guys, you went too far with your nuclear hysteria,” spokesman Serhiy Nikiforov wrote on Facebook.

He added: “It was necessary to take precautionary measures to prevent Russia from starting the war. And let me remind you that the only measures that would have been taken in that time were precautionary sanctions “, noting that the insinuations on the use of nuclear weapons” were produced only by the state of Russia “.