Russia’s Lavrov Says NATO Is Using Ukraine as a Proxy, Warns Against Global Conflict
Russia’s top diplomat said the West was engaged in a proxy war with his country that could escalate into a global conflict with nuclear weapons, as Western nations elevated their commitment to helping Ukraine defend itself.
“The risk is serious, real. It should not be underestimated,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a Russian state-television interview broadcast Monday night. “Under no circumstances should a third world war be allowed to happen,” he said, adding that “there can be no winners in a nuclear war.”