The world community must realize the impossibility of victory for either side in the event of a nuclear conflict, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki said on March 2 during a briefing broadcast by the White House YouTube channel.
“In Russia, it was previously clearly said that there can be no winners in a nuclear war. We agree with this. It is important that all countries repeat this,” the spokeswoman said during a meeting with the press.
On April 26, Psaki called on the world community to reduce the intensity of rhetoric around the possibility of a nuclear conflict in the context of Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass. She stated that the efforts of the US administration are aimed at softening the rhetoric on this issue.
On the same day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the inadmissibility of a nuclear conflict is Moscow’s principled position. He also added that it is undesirable for Russia to inflate the risks of a nuclear conflict.
In Ukraine and in the Donbass, the special operation of the Russian Federation to protect the population of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics continues, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. Moscow explained that its tasks include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. On April 19, the Russian side announced the start of the next stage of the military operation – “the complete liberation of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics.”
The situation in the region escalated significantly in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to Russia and turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DNR and LNR.
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