Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned on Thursday about the “soaring” risks of NATO engaging with Russia over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
“NATO members are increasingly and directly involved in this conflict. Their support for Kiev is now much more diversified than it was a few months ago. This is a reflection of Washington’s intentional policy, obediently pursued by the Europeans, of escalating the conflict. They are playing with fire. The risks are soaring,” Ryabkov said on the Rossiya-24 TV channel, according to Russian news agency TASS.
The deputy foreign minister continued: “The Westerners are pushing ahead with expanding the range of deliveries of ever heavier, longer-range weapons.”