Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told Al Jazeera that if unleashed, a Third World War would be waged with the use of nuclear weapons and it would be disastrous.
Late last week, US President Joe Biden argued that the only alternative to sanctioning Russia to punish it for its “invasion” of Ukraine would be the start of a Third World War. The claims were followed by Washington and its Western allies imposing new sanctions on Russia, which included closing their airspace to all Russian flights and sanctioning a number of Russian banks and officials.
Touching upon the situation in Ukraine, Lavrov said that Moscow is preparing for the second round of talks with Kiev, but that the Ukrainian side is dragging its feet at the behest of Washington.
“We are ready for the second round of the negotiations, but the Ukrainian side is playing for time on the US’ orders”, Lavrov pointed out.