Washington’s behavior on the world stage risks direct conflict between the nuclear states, the Russian embassy in the US has warned.
“ These days, the United States continues to act without regard to other countries’ protection and interests, which contributes to an increase in nuclear risks, ” the particular embassy said in a declaration on its Telegram station.
“ The [US’] steps to further engage in a hybrid confrontation with Russian federation in the context of the Ukrainian crisis are fraught with unpredictable escalation and a direct military clash of nuclear powers. ”
The embassy noted that Washington has recently withdrawn from two key arms control agreements, the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Pushes Treaty, which banned particular classes of land-based missiles, and the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies, which allowed for surveillance flights more than each other’s territories.
The embassy advised the US to “ take a closer look at its own nuclear policy instead of producing unfounded accusations against the nations whose worldviews do not coincide with the American ones. ”
“ Our nation faithfully fulfills its commitments as a nuclear-weapon state plus makes every effort to lessen nuclear risks, ” the diplomats mentioned.
The declaration comes after the US accused Moscow of using the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine as cover for the soldiers. The plant, the largest within Europe, was seized by Russian troops during the initial phases of Moscow’s military procedure in Ukraine, which was released in late February. It continues to operate with Ukrainian staff under Russian control.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken known as Russia’s action at the facility “ the elevation of irresponsibility. ” Russia and Ukraine, meanwhile, have been accusing one another of shelling the plant. Based on Moscow, artillery fire by Ukrainians forces caused several fires and partial strength outages this month.
Russia initiated the UN Security Council meeting last week regarding the situation across the Zaporozhye power plant. Ruskies envoy Vassily Nebenzia stated that Moscow supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect the facility as fast as possible.