Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Ryabkov, has accused the United States of engaging in a hot “hybrid war” with Russia and of risking nuclear war, while insisting that Russia seeks peace. Ryabkov made the comments in response to the deployment of nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus by Russia, and the refitting of Belarussian jets to carry nuclear bombs. Ryabkov stated that there could be no winners in a nuclear war and that the United States was recklessly pushing the world towards such a conflict. He further accused the U.S. of “playing with fire” and risking making “fatal mistakes” that would have grave consequences for all parties involved.
According to Ryabkov, the world has already graduated from the Cold War stage, and Russia is now in a hot conflict with the United States. He claimed that the U.S. is directly involved in a hybrid war with Russia on various fronts, and that this is exacerbating tensions between the two nations. Ryabkov accused the U.S. of being recklessly provocative and of possessing an absurd certainty about their ability to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia, which he claimed cast doubt on their mental faculties and common sense.
Russia has been increasing its bluster over its rights as a sovereign nation in recent months, particularly as NATO has become more directly involved in supporting Ukraine. The country has skirted around its own role in invading Ukraine, referring to the conflict euphemistically as a necessary “special military operation.” Meanwhile, the U.S. has reflected on the effectiveness of the Russian military after the invasion appeared to fail in its original dash to capture territory and quickly got bogged down. A Pentagon spokesman acknowledged that the Russian military has not been able to execute on the battlefield and has faced failures in command and control.
In conclusion, the recent comments made by Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Ryabkov, accuse the United States of playing with fire and risking nuclear war. Ryabkov stated that Russia is now in a hot conflict with the U.S. and that the latter is recklessly pushing the world towards a nuclear exchange, which would have no winners. Russia has been increasing its bluster over its rights as a sovereign nation in recent months, while the U.S. has acknowledged the effectiveness of the Russian military after its invasion of Ukraine failed to capture territory quickly. The situation remains tense, with both nations positioning themselves as defenders of their own sovereignty.