Russia said its delegation was ready on Wednesday for the second round of Peace talks with Ukraine — while issuing a chilling warning that a third world war would inevitably involve nuclear weapons.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “delegation of the aggressor state will be there waiting for Ukrainian negotiators”. continue the devastating air and land assault for Saturday.
The video shows another series of bomb blasts on Wednesday as Russian forces also claimed to have taken control of the area around Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia.
Peskov acknowledged that it remains unclear whether Ukraine will send its own delegation after its president, Volodymyr Zelensky, made it clear that Russia must “stop bombing the people” before talks can resume. .
Peskov said he could not “predict whether Ukrainian negotiators would show up” for a second round after Monday’s fruitless talks.
“Let’s hope this happens. Our negotiators will be there and ready,” he said, confirming that cultural adviser Vladimir Medinsky remains the main negotiator for Russia.
But while the Kremlin presents a more diplomatic face to the public, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sent a stark warning to the world just days after his president, Vladimir Putin, Nuclear forces are on high alert.
On Wednesday, Lavrov said that if a Third World War broke out, it would involve nuclear weapons and be destructive, RIA news agency reported.
Foreign Minister Lavrov has said that Russia, which launched a special military operation against Ukraine last week, would face “real danger” if Kyiv obtains a nuclear weapon.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Lavrov stated that Russia was trying to prevent Ukraine from obtaining nuclear weapons, despite Zelensky’s assurances that he did not intend to do so.
Peskov also said that the Russian government would consider all countries that put sanctions on the country as “practically unfriendly,” according to CNN.
The warning appears to be just the latest threat from the Kremlin to the West staying out of the war – as well as an attempt to justify Russia’s aggression.
Meanwhile, Russian forces continue to attack several major cities – including taking control around Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday it had received a letter from Russia stating that employees at the Zaporizhzhia plant continue “work to provide nuclear safety and radiation monitoring in operational mode”. normal”.
The letter stated that “radiation levels remained within the normal range”, the UN watchdog said.
Zaporizhzhia is Ukraine’s largest nuclear site, with six of the country’s 15 reactors.
Russia has taken control Chernobyl stopped working nuclear power plant, the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986.
The head of the UN watchdog, Rafael Grossi, told a special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors on Wednesday that he was “very concerned” about the situation.
He said it was “the first time a military conflict has occurred in the context of the established facilities of a major nuclear power program”.
Grossi notes that any action that jeopardizes the safe operation of nuclear facilities or the safety of radioactive material “could have serious consequences, exacerbating the suffering of people and damage the environment.”
Bombs also continued to rip through the center of Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv – including police headquarters – while 40 miles long convoy of tanks and military vehicles closer to the capital Kyiv.
Ukrainian officials were still counting the terrifying death toll on Wednesday.
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