UN Deputy Secretary General Izumi Nakamitsu said that today the risk of using nuclear weapons is higher than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War.
The official said this while speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on March 31.
Note that the meeting is devoted to the discussion of Russia's threats to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus.
Nakamitsu emphasized that world powers should
act together to stop a potential nuclear threat
The UN representative called on Russia, Belarus and other states to adhere to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
"All states must avoid any action that could lead to escalation, error or miscalculation. All states parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - those possessing nuclear weapons and those not possessing them - must strictly adhere to their
obligations the burdens they have taken on
," said the UN Deputy Secretary General in her speech.
She added that fulfilling these obligations is the most important element of preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons and ensuring their elimination.
The risk of using nuclear weapons is higher than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War
. For the safety of all of us, I call on Russia, the United States and the United Nations to talk about returning to a new nuclear weapons treaty. These actions are extremely necessary for international stability," Nakamitsu stressed. .
It will be recalled that the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated that his country can place its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
According to the head of the Kremlin, the construction of a storage facility for these weapons will be completed in the summer in a neighboring country.
Historian Yuriy Felshtynskyi is convinced that Putin is planning to take such a step in order to launch a nuclear attack on Lithuania and Poland.
This could happen no later than September 2023 if the West does not take preventive action.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine assured the GUR that they, together with their international colleagues, monitor the possible placement of nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus, and monitor the situation inside Russia.
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