Sergei Riabkov warned the Russian Foreign Minister last Wednesday that The risk of nuclear conflict in the world is currently the highest in several decadesalluding to tensions with the West over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the context of the Valdai debate on the club, Riabkov stated that the risk of nuclear conflict “is the greatest that we have had in recent decades”, although Russia continues to assert that “the world is free and safe from nuclear danger”.
The Russian passport admitted that it is now Russia; “de facto in open conflict with the United States of America.”which he accused of being “mostly” part of the conflict in Ukraine. As a result, Russia cannot behave “as before” and the direct consequence is the suspension of the last nuclear arms treaty between Russia and the US, START III or New START.
Again he considered that giving the possibility of Moscow to begin 3 compliance is completely lacking in “political sense”;whose application was suspended by Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. “It was necessary to do it before the agreement was made, now it is impossible. The treaty has been completely suspended by us from the point of view of law,” he proposed, adding, with regard to the future treaty, that it expires. in 2026, Moscow will have a “joint arsenal” of the US, the UK and France.
Riabkov confirmed that at this time “no points of agreement” between both sides and the only situation on the table is that Washington changes the “hostile course” that it took towards Russia since 2010. In his opinion “absolutely unusual” the field of hostility from the US, the collapse of the conflict in Ukraine and any hybrid war against Ukraine “fundamentally for the security situation changed” for Russia.
He recalled that the presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and China, Xi Jinping, had announced the day before in a joint statement. “There can be no winners in a nuclear war”, so “it will never come out”.. In the document, as part of the Xi’s state visit, the leaders asked the five signatories of the joint declaration on the prohibition of nuclear war and nuclear weapons (the US, Russia, China, France and the UK) to follow. key doctrines
This includes “on the effective reduction of the risk of nuclear war and any armed conflict between States possessing nuclear weapons”. In November 2022, the two countries were to resume a strategic dialogue in Cairo, but Russia decided at the last minute to postpone it indefinitely due to Washington’s “reluctance” to accept Russian priorities.
The United States has picked up arms control talks after Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. Moscow again informed Washington in August of its decision to move to US inspections “in situ” about the nuclear weapons arsenal, imposing difficulties in the US due to Western sanctions regarding flight permits and granting visas to Russian officials.
February 2011 Putin extended the last pact with his American, Joe Biden, for five years on nuclear disarmament between the two powers, which was signed in 2010.