As tension rises to boiling point at the border between Ukraine and Russia, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister warns that President Biden is pushing the country ‘to the brink of nuclear war.’
Sergei Ryabkov, the Deputy Foreign Minister reminisces the chilling past of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 while hinting that country might be heading towards somewhat similar circumstances
“If things continue as they are, it is entirely possible by the logic of events to suddenly wake up and see yourself in something similar.” He further added, “you know; it really could come to that.”
In 1962, tensions between Russia and the United States of America brought the world on the verge of a nuclear war when America blocked Russia from shipping its nuclear nukes to Cuba.
Sergei Ryabkov has warned that the escalating tensions between the two-nations might witness a repeat of 1962.
The growing tension between Washington and Moscow might lead to that especially when President Putin is planning a potential invasion of Ukraine.
Last week the U.S. intelligence reported that Russia has sent a massive number of 175,000 troops on the border of Ukraine. This might be a planning of a potential invasion of the small country in the early months of 2022.
Russia has aggressively denied any kind of plans of attacking Ukraine.
Russia also claimed that the fighter jets of the country intercepted U.S. spy jets that were caught flying over the black sea.
President Joe Biden recently had a ‘long 2 hours‘ telephonic talk with president Putin which lasted more than 2 hours in which the leaders discussed how to de-escalate the tensions. The President of America also threatened to issue new sanctions if the situation at the Russian border is not brought under control.
The U.S. officials stated that President Biden told Putin that “there would be clear and decisive consequences in case of an invasion.”
America might end up “stopping Russian gas exports through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline,” said Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser of the United States of America.
He further stated “If Vladimir Putin wants to see gas flow through that pipeline he may not want to take the risk of invading Ukraine.
“The fundamental object of the policy the United States is pursuing in lockstep with our European allies is to deter a Russian military invasion.”
He added that “Biden told the Russian President the US would send more weapons and equipment to Ukraine as well as deploy extra troops on the borders of the Baltics, Poland, and Romania, in case of Russian aggression.”