“Having escalated the Ukraine crisis and triggered a violent hybrid confrontation with Russia, Washington and its allies are teetering dangerously on the brink of open military confrontation with our country, which means direct armed conflict between nuclear powers. confrontation would be fraught with nuclear escalation,” the statement read, TASS reported.
Zakharova also criticized Japan’s attempts to portray Russia as a country that makes nuclear threats.
“It is unacceptable to try to distort the logic of deterrence, on which Russia’s official statements on nuclear issues are based, for propaganda purposes, as well as to portray us as a country threatening to use nuclear weapons “, she pointed out.
The Russian diplomat added that the tone and direction of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s remarks on the issue of nuclear weapons were puzzling.
“We have taken note of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s recent anti-Russian remarks, including his controversial statements on the issue of nuclear weapons. Their focus and tone are confusing. In particular, in order to justify the decision to choose Hiroshima as host city of a G7 summit, a remark was made that there was no better alternative to the city in a situation where “Russia’s use of nuclear weapons and nuclear threats are becoming a reality” , the statement added.