U.S. Is Not Fighting Russia

The White House reiterated that the U.S. wouldn’t turn into concerned in a proxy nuclear warfare with Russia amid warnings from Russian officers who warning that additional assist for Ukraine might catalyze one other world warfare.

On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried to calm fears and urge the media to maneuver away from the Russian sentiment suggesting that Western allies might turn into embroiled within the battle. Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov informed state media: “NATO is essentially going to war with Russia through a proxy and arming that proxy.”

“It is not a proxy war. This is a war between Russia and Ukraine. NATO is not involved. The United States is not fighting this war. So I think it’s important and vital for all of us to not repeat the Kremlin talking points on this front,” Psaki informed reporters.

She famous that Russia itself has made a number of feedback {that a} nuclear warfare couldn’t be received and emphasised that the U.S. agreed with Russia on these remarks.

“That is important for every country to restate and every elected official to restate around the country here as well,” Psaki mentioned. “I would note the president’s view and his position continues to be that we are not putting U.S. troops on the ground to fight this war, and that’s something we will continue to reiterate for Americans.”

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“This is a war between Russia and Ukraine. NATO is not involved. The United States is not fighting this war,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki mentioned on Monday. Above, Psaki speaks at a each day information convention on the White House on April 27 in Washington, D.C.
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Ukrainian officers have additionally referred to as a bluff on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s earlier pointed feedback about nuclear weapons.

Just a day after Lavrov instructed final week that the hazard of nuclear battle was “serious,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned Putin was making an attempt to “blackmail the world with nuclear weapons.”

Andriy Yermak, one in all Zelensky’s high aides, additionally mentioned he does not consider the risk from Russia to be respectable.

“The people who make these decisions want to live—and if they start to use nuclear weapons it will be the end, not just for some soldier….It will be a new nuclear war and nobody knows who would be alive after this,” Yermak informed Sky News.

Putin has mentioned he would justify the usage of these weapons as “retaliatory strikes” in opposition to different international locations who intervene within the warfare in Ukraine.

President Joe Biden has referred to as the threats an indication of the “desperation that Russia is feeling about their abject failure.”

“No one should be making idle comments about the use of nuclear weapons or the possibility that they’d use that. It’s irresponsible,” Biden mentioned in an deal with final week.

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