Ukrainian war: Russian nuclear threat
Michel: "Moscow is dangerously raising the stakes for the whole world"
Moscow threatened of a possible nuclear escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. "Filling Ukraine with weapons from NATO countries, training its troops in the use of Western equipment, deploying mercenaries and holding border exercises increases the likelihood of an open and direct conflict between Russia and NATO, which risks escalating into an all-out nuclear war", said Russian Security Council Chairman, Dmitry Medvedev, in recent hours.
''Russia is attacking the sovereign nation of Ukraine while making shameful and unacceptable references to the use of nuclear weapons. This is not only shaking the security of Europe. It is dangerously raising the stakes for the whole world", replied European Council President Charles Michel, visiting Hiroshima, a significant site from which he recalls the risk of atomic weapons to the future of the planet.
''I am even more determined to support freedom in Ukraine and security in Europe and the world'. In Japan ''the devastating consequences of nuclear weapons'' are visible. Today ''we have international rules and global institutions for nuclear disarmament and arms control. We must protect and strengthen them to ensure peace and security'', the European politician concluded.
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