Russian Diplomat Believes United States Involvement in Ukraine Could Lead to a Direct Nuclear Conflict

At a disarmament conference in Geneva on March 2, 2023, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that the United States and NATO’s increased intervention in Ukraine may cause a direct military conflict between nuclear powers that could result in complete devastation. 

“The policy being pursued by the US and NATO toward escalating the conflict in and around Ukraine, which they deliberately exacerbated, poses the greatest strategic risk. Their increasing involvement in the military confrontation is liable to lead to a direct military conflict between nuclear powers with devastating consequences,” Ryabkov stated.

Russia has been warning the Collective West about the risks of heightened conflict. However, Ryabkov noted that “the warnings are being distorted for propaganda purposes.” 

The Deputy Foreign Minister continued, “And this at a time when Western capitals are outrageously threatening to use force against our country,” he added.

Per Ryabkov, this “runs counter to the joint statement issued by nuclear powers on January 3, 2022 on the prevention of a nuclear war, to which Russia is unequivocally committed.” 

The fact of the matter is that Russia is a nuclear power, unlike the geopolitical punching bags of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, that the US made short work of in the last 30 years. However, in the era of great power competition, the US can no longer do this to the likes of China and Russia, lest it wants to kick off a nuclear conflict. 

The US can play geopolitical games against third world backwaters with little consequence, but against nuclear powers, nothing but total devastation will ensue if it follows through with such insane foreign policy maneuvers. 

At this point, for the sake of geopolitical stability, the US needs a new foreign policy ruling class. The current set of leaders will inevitably lead the country down the path of nuclear devastation. 

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