Beijing, August 22 (Xinhua) Comprehensive Xinhua News Agency reporters abroad reported: According to the Russian “News” The newspaper reported on the 22nd that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov said that NATO countries are involved in the confrontation with Russia in Ukraine, and their actions will lead to an escalation of the situation, which must be prevented from triggering a military conflict between nuclear powers. The leaders of Germany, the United States, France and the United Kingdom held a phone call on the 21st to discuss the security situation of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and called on all parties to exercise military restraint.
– Ryabkov said in an interview with Izvestia that NATO countries ignored Russia‘s “red line” and were involved in confrontation with Russia in Ukraine. Destructive behavior is extremely dangerous, leading to escalation, triggering a military conflict between nuclear powers with serious consequences, and must be prevented. He stressed that Russia is only likely to use nuclear weapons in response to aggression against Russia or its allies when the country’s existence is at risk.
– The German federal government announced on the 21st that the leaders of Germany, the United States, France and the United Kingdom discussed the situation in Russia and Ukraine on the phone that day. The leaders of the four countries agreed to provide long-term support for Ukraine. They also discussed the security situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, called on all parties to exercise military restraint in the region, and urged the dispatch of a mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the nuclear power plant as soon as possible.
——Ukrainian Interfax reported on the 21st that in response to a new round of missiles that the Russian army may launch on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv around the 24th Ukraine Independence Day After the attack, the military administration of the city of Kiev announced that it would ban large-scale gatherings and gatherings in Kyiv from the 22nd to the 25th. In addition, Kharkov Region will also implement martial law during this period.
– Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Konashenkov said on the 21st that the Russian army used the “caliber” high-precision long-range sea-based missile to destroy the Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. An ammunition depot of the U.S. military contains “Haimas” multiple rocket artillery shells provided by the United States to the Ukrainian army.
——The Russian Ministry of Defense recently released news that a number of Russian military personnel who had previously performed missions in Zaporozhye Oblast, Ukraine were sent to the hospital due to symptoms of poisoning. They were found to have botulinum toxin type B in their bodies. After analysis by medical experts of the Russian Ministry of Defense, they believe that the related botulinum toxin is a synthetic organic poison. Russia will submit relevant evidence to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the near future.
——According to the Cyprus News Agency, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Cornelius, said recently that the Cypriot side opposes the proposal to ban the issuance of tourist visas to Russian citizens. According to reports, the Baltic states are expected to make relevant proposals at an informal EU foreign ministers meeting at the end of August.