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Russia Warns of Nuclear War Risk as Ukraine Talks Go On

  • Dialog with U.S. on Ukraine would be ‘useful,’ Lavrov says
  • Russia to continue its Ukraine war aims, Lavrov tells state TV
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Russia's Lavrov Says Risk of Nuclear War Is 'Serious'
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned there’s a “serious” risk of nuclear war over Ukraine in a statement the U.S. blasted as the “height of irresponsibility.”

“The danger is serious, real. It can’t be underestimated,” Lavrov said in a state TV interview broadcast late Monday. Invoking the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union came close to nuclear war, he said that Moscow and Washington had understood the rules of conduct between the superpowers but “now there are few rules left.”