Russia, through its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has said that the ongoing war with Ukraine would end with the “signing of a diplomatic document.”
The RIA Novosti also quoted the minister as saying that there is the possibility of his country deploying its chemical weapons, according to CNN.
The Minister said, however, that his country is striving to reduce the risk of nuclear war, adding that it was a real and serious danger.
“It is real, and it cannot be underestimated,” Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the “inadmissibility of nuclear war” remained Russia’s “principled position.”
Lavrov also suggested that current fears could be blamed on the West and its refusal to trust Russia.
He highlighted the failure to find a successor to a 1980s treaty between the US and the Soviet Union that banned medium-range nuclear weapons.
Lavrov said the US has failed to act on Putin’s offer on the pact that collapsed in 2019, due to a lack of trust in Russia.
Putin’s offer was for a continued suspension of the deployment of such weapons.
The Russian minister accused the West of encouraging Ukraine to keep fighting, adding that for this reason, Ukraine has been changing its demands.