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Russian embassy warns of ‘direct military clash’ with US

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The Russian embassy in the United States has warned that Washington’s behavior on the world stage risks direct conflict between nuclear states, according to media reports.

“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,” the statement said.

According to reports, the embassy noted that Washington recently withdrew from two key arms control treaties: the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which prohibited certain classes of land-based missiles, and the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies, which allowed for surveillance flights over each other’s territories.

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.”

“Our country faithfully fulfills its obligations as a nuclear-weapon state and makes every effort to reduce nuclear risks,” the diplomats said.

The statement comes after the United States accused Moscow of using the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine as a safe haven for its soldiers.

The plant, Europe’s largest, was taken over by Russian troops during the early stages of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine, which began in late February. According to reports, it is still operating with Ukrainian personnel under Russian control.


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