The Economic Times has recently published about Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov dismissing a US proposal to resume nuclear arms control discussions citing the ongoing military support Washington provides to Ukraine. Lavrov, speaking at an annual news conference, accused the West of escalating global security risks by encouraging Ukraine to intensify strikes on Russian territory. He deemed US demands for arms control talks “indecent” amid Ukraine’s attacks on Russian nuclear-capable bomber bases during the conflict, emphasizing the need for the West to renounce actions undermining Russia’s security.
Rejection of US Proposal
Sergey Lavrov rejects the US proposal to resume nuclear arms control talks, citing Washington’s military support for Ukraine.
Lavrov criticizes US demands as “indecent” given Ukraine’s attacks on Russian nuclear-capable bomber bases.
The rejection reflects heightened tensions amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the broader geopolitical rift.
Accusations Against the West
Lavrov accuses the West of fueling global security risks by encouraging Ukraine to escalate strikes on Russian territory.
He asserts that any discussion on arms control is contingent on the West renouncing actions that undermine Russia’s security and interests.
The foreign minister claims the West’s push for nuclear arms talks aims to establish control over Russia’s arsenal, raising strategic risks.