Moscow [Russia], May 23: On May 22, the Kremlin said that 'in-depth dialogue' was a way to reduce escalating tensions between Russia and the West, including in the nuclear field, but said the West refused to participate in negotiations despite the dangers. potential.
Responding to a question about the risk of a nuclear conflict breaking out, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on May 22 that escalating tensions in Europe and conflicts in many regions of the world are eroding the situation. global stability and make the situation more unpredictable.
"The continued escalation of tensions brings potential risks, including in the nuclear field," Reuters quoted Mr. Peskov as saying.
"The (current) situation requires deep dialogue efforts, in order to apply diplomatic and political methods to find a way out. However, the dialogue between the main parties is being called a "concentration" by the group. The Western body "dismissed it", according to the Kremlin spokesman.
Since Russia 's special military campaign in Ukraine began, tensions in relations between Russia and the West have skyrocketed to the most dangerous level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
On May 21, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that it had launched the first phase of exercises under the direction of President Vladimir Putin to simulate the process of preparing to launch tactical nuclear weapons.
Reuters quoted nuclear analysts as saying that the exercises in Russia were intended to send a warning message from President Putin to the West that they should not get more deeply involved in the war in Ukraine.
Currently, Western countries continue to provide weapons and intelligence to Kyiv as they have done since the beginning of Russia's military campaign.
Also on May 22, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov rejected US accusations that Russia had just launched a satellite countermeasure weapon into low earth orbit, calling it "fake news".
Deputy Minister Ryabkov affirmed that Moscow "has always opposed the deployment of offensive weapons in low earth orbit", according to Interfax News Agency.
In this regard, Mr. Peskov also assured that Russia's actions in space comply with international law, and noted that Russia has repeatedly proposed a ban on any weapons in space, but Washington has always refuse.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper