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Russia’s Lavrov Accuses West of Fixating On ‘Nuclear War,’ Compares US To Hitler

Foreign minister’s comments come days after Putin ordered his nuclear forces on high alert
Devastated civilian areas in Kharkiv. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Devastated civilian areas in Kharkiv. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday accused Western politicians of fixating on nuclear war and compared the US to former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

“It’s clear that World War Three can only be a nuclear war,” Lavrov said in an online interview with Russian and foreign media.

“I would like to point out that it’s in the heads of Western politicians that the idea of a nuclear war is spinning constantly, and not in the heads of Russians,” he said.

“Therefore I assure you that we will not allow any provocations to throw us off balance,” Lavrov added.

“In their time, both Napoleon and Hitler set themselves the task of subjugating Europe. Now the Americans have subdued it,” Lavrov said.

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