Ukraine war latest: World on ‘brink of nuclear war’, claims Russia

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Russia on Wednesday claimed that the world was on the brink of nuclear conflict, accusing the West of provocation.

Ukraine war latest: World on ‘brink of nuclear war’, claims Russia
Ukrainian servicemen fire artillery from a self-propelled howitzer in Bakhmut
Ukrainian servicemen fire artillery from a self-propelled howitzer in Bakhmut CREDIT: ANADOLU

2 NOVEMBER 2022 • 5:51PM

Russia on Wednesday claimed that the world was on the brink of nuclear conflict, accusing the West of provocation.

Western capitals have said Moscow is escalating nuclear tensions since the war in Ukraine began in February.

Russia’s repeated warnings of an impending nuclear conflict are seen as a way to dissuade Ukraine’s Western backers from offering their continued support.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it feared the world’s five nuclear powers were teetering “on the brink of a direct armed conflict” and that the West must stop “encouraging provocations with weapons of mass destruction, which can lead to catastrophic consequences”.

“We are strongly convinced that in the current complicated and turbulent situation, caused by irresponsible and impudent actions aimed at undermining our national security, the most immediate task is to avoid any military clash of nuclear powers,” the ministry said in a statement.

Senior Russian military leaders discussed the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the New York Times reported.

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