MOSCOW (Reuters) -Nikolai Patrushev, a powerful ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday that the “destructive” policies of the United States and its allies were increasing the risk that nuclear, chemical or biological weapons would be used.
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has led to the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and the post-Cold War arms control architecture has crumbled.
The West says the war in Ukraine is a Russian imperial-style land grab. The Kremlin says the conflict is part of a broader struggle with a declining West which it accuses of sowing chaos around the world to try to maintain its dominance.
Patrushev said the post-Cold War order, including the dominance of the United States, was waning.
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