The statement of the leaders of the countries of the nuclear “five” turned out to be an initiative of Russia
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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said that the joint statement of the leaders of the five nuclear powers & mdash; Russia, USA, Great Britain, France and China – was prepared at the initiative of Moscow. According to her, the Russian Federation now expects that the approval of such a statement will help reduce the level of international tension. This is stated in the message of the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Commenting on the publication of the statement, Zakharova noted that its promulgation “ was supposed to be carried out in conjunction with the beginning of the X Conference to review the operation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. '' This event was supposed to open in New York on January 4th. Nevertheless, it was postponed due to the worsening epidemiological situation in the United States.
The statement reflects an important idea for Moscow that any war between nuclear states is inadmissible. And it also confirms the “ five '' previously adopted by the countries. commitments to not target nuclear weapons at each other or at third countries.
Meanwhile, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov stressed that this statement does not exclude the need for a summit of permanent members of the UN Security Council.
< p> On Monday, Russia, the United States, China, Great Britain and France issued a statement that they will do everything to prevent war between states that have nuclear weapons in their arsenal, as well as to reduce strategic risks.