Russia warns that Ukraine could be at the brink of nuclear war if the West continues to send weapons

Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine) -- Russia’s Foreign Minister stated Tuesday that the U.S., Ukraine and other Western allies will continue to arm Ukraine as it fights Moscow's invading troops.

Muhammed Kayan
Muhammed Kayan
26 April 2022 Tuesday 07:53
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Russia warns that Ukraine could be at the brink of nuclear war if the West continues to send weapons

This "shouldn't be underestimated." Sergey Lavrov stated that NATO countries were "pouring fuel on the fire" and putting at risk "World War III" by providing weapons.

He stated that NATO was already "in essence engaged with war against Russia" because of the continued arms shipments to Ukraine.

As U.S. Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin met with NATO allies in Germany, the veteran Kremlin diplomat gave his latest warning and urged European countries to increase military assistance to Ukraine. German defense chief said Tuesday that self-propelled armored antiaircraft guns will be sent to Ukraine.

Over the course of Putin’s unprovoked two month assault on Ukraine, which now focuses mainly on its east, foreign solidarity has only grown with Ukraine. Despite Russian officials insisting that they are only targeting military infrastructure, it continues to kill innocent civilians.

Overnight, the Defense Ministry of Moscow stated that it had struck about 90 additional "military" targets in Ukraine. These included rail facilities in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, which are crucial to Ukrainian supply chains, as well as the entry of foreign weapons.

Austin stated that despite Russia's superior firepower, Ukraine can win the war if it has "the right equipment".

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, dismissed Lavrov’s comments about nuclear war as an indication Moscow already "senses defeat" in Ukraine.

The fight for Ukraine's eastern region is not over. According to Charlie D'Agata, CBS News' senior foreign correspondent, the fighting is not over for Kharkiv's remaining residents or firefighters. Russia claimed that its latest strikes had killed 500 Ukrainian soldiers. Although this cannot be independently verified it is evident that the front-line fighting has increased.

The Ukraine's second-largest city was among those hardest hit by Russia's assault on a 300-mile eastern front line.

Many of the people who fled the fighting sought refuge in Zaporizhzhia's shopping mall. It's hard to imagine a country at war. You can find fabric softener in one aisle and see a refugee camp in the parking lot. A cafe has been transformed into a first-aid station.

Fedor Zubkov (36), who had lost his wife in Russian shelling, met D'Agata at the mall.

He said, "We began dating when we were fifteen years old." "She was my first love."

Zubkov is having trouble with his mental health. According to Zubkov, his village near Zaporizhzhia had been attacked by Russian troops on the first day.

He told CBS News that they had killed all the territorial defense units and destroyed the city's center over two days. My wife and her younger sister were killed by the missile. I was told to go the hospital, but then they said to me that you don't have to go right now. I was confused and asked what they meant. I asked them what they meant. They said she was dead. I was unable to bury her. Two days ago, corpses lay on the streets of our town. The Russians wouldn't allow us to bury them.

He claimed that he was held captive by Russian-allied forces for two days. They were holding me handcuffed and pointed the gun at my face, saying: "We'll shoot your now!" They said that he had killed his wife and that he was being held captive by Russian-allied forces. I replied, "It's not you, it's Ukraine." They murdered the mother of my only child."

Zubkov's 18 year-old daughter, who lost her college education in Kyiv, is now aiming to move to the U.S. Zubkov claimed he doesn’t know how his daughter will cope with her mother's death. He isn't.

D'Agata was told by him that he needed to see a psychiatrist because he is slowly losing his mind after being imprisoned and the loss of his beloved wife. "It is hard to imagine being tortured by 30 Chechen men in full armor standing before you and threatening to kill you again and another."

D'Agata, along with his team, visited a military hospital close to the shopping center where they met Nazik Nativ. The 27-year old radio host from Lviv, a western city, volunteered to fight in the conflict. He found himself in the middle of some of the most violent fighting in the east.

Saturday saw an artillery round pierce his legs and arm.

He said, "I believed I had lost my leg and would not be able play soccer." "I first asked if I could play soccer again -- and I was able to fight again."

D'Agata asked him via a translator if it was really his desire to go back to the frontlines after being so severely wounded.

He said, "Of course, ofcourse," It is my country. It is my country. It is my homeland."

When asked if he had ever told his mother he'd been hit he replied that he hadn't. He didn't want her to be worried.

"I called her this AM from the nurse's telephone because I knew my mom's number by heart. She told me that I had not called her in so long due to my phone breaking, and that my parents don't know what happened." He told CBS News that his mom is sensitive. "If she heard about me, she would drive from Lviv to Zaporizhzhia in three minutes to meet me."

Hnativ acknowledged that it was scary to be confronted by Russia's military might, despite not having any military training or experience.

"I don't claim to be fearless. I'm also afraid and have never wanted to be in a conflict. Russians invaded my country to kill my Ukrainian brothers and sisters. He said that they came to destroy my nation. "I didn’t know how fight. Before February 24, I had never held a weapon in either my hands or a gun. When the war began, I realized that I needed to be on the field and protect my country.

D'Agata asked D'Agata if the soldier had any messages for Russia. It is not possible to reprint the message, but D'Agata asked the wounded soldier if he had a message for Russia. He told them to leave Ukraine and didn't mince words.

Hnativ had also a message to the United States: "Help Us!" Send us weapons We will prevail."

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