Moscow: NATO is on the brink of armed conflict with Russia

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The Russian Foreign Ministry revealed on Friday that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO” is on the brink of an “armed conflict” with its country against the backdrop of what it called “nuclear blackmail” practiced by its member states against Moscow.

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“Russia’s nuclear doctrine is based only on the principle of deterrence,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a press conference, accusing NATO countries of declaring themselves “a nuclear alliance and launching campaigns and attacks against Moscow,” according to “Russia Today” channel.

It added that the approach taken by NATO countries in the midst of the Ukraine crisis puts them “on the brink of armed conflict” with Moscow.

And she continued: “There were no nuclear threats, and they were not heard from Moscow before, and Russia’s approach is based only on the logic of deterrence, even in the current circumstances.”

And until 18:30 GMT, NATO had not issued a comment on what was reported by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

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In October 2018, Russia, the United Kingdom, China, the United States and France jointly declared that they are against the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and will not sign it.