As war between Russia and Ukraine continues, Moscow has warned that if Ukraine will join the NATO, it can lead to World War III, Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Alexander Venediktov said in an interview with TASS.
The news agency quoting Venediktov said that Ukraine’s application for a fast-track NATO membership is “rather a propaganda move.”
“Kiev is well aware that such a step would mean a guaranteed escalation to World War Three,” Venediktov was quoted as saying.
“Apparently, that’s what they are counting on – to create informational noise and draw attention to themselves once again,” Venediktov noted, as per TASS.
“But given that many members of the Kiev regime are out of touch with reality, I wouldn’t be surprised if some people out there really expect their country to be admitted to NATO,” he said.
“We are also aware that, despite statements about not being involved in the events in Ukraine, the real actions taken by Westerners show that they are a direct party to the conflict,” the official said.
The Deputy Secretary of the Security Council pointed to grave consequences of such actions for all mankind.
“NATO members themselves understand the suicidal nature of this step (to admit Ukraine to NATO – TASS),” TASS quoted the Russia official further saying.