The Foreign Ministry compared the situation in Ukraine with the Caribbean crisis

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The Foreign Ministry compared the situation in Ukraine with the Caribbean crisis
The Foreign Ministry compared the situation in Ukraine with the Caribbean crisis
14 October, 09:58In the worldPhoto: RT
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov said that the expansion of US involvement in the conflict in Ukraine threatens the world with a nuclear catastrophe, as was the case during the confrontation between the USSR and the United States in the era of the Caribbean crisis.

According to RIA Novosti with reference to Ryabkov's statement, due to the growing involvement of the United States in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the risk of a nuclear collision is growing.

Ryabkov pointed out that "today, as six decades ago, nuclear risks have arisen." Thus, the diplomat drew parallels between the military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the Caribbean crisis, pointing out that both events speak of "Washington's desire to acquire decisive military-strategic superiority, which is destructive for international security and strategic stability."

Earlier, the current situation in Ukraine with the Caribbean crisis was compared by Deputy Chairman of the Security Council and ex-President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev . He also did not rule out the possibility of Russia using nuclear weapons. Medvedev suggested that a Russian nuclear strike would be unrequited .

However, the former head of the CIA, David Petraeus, objected to this that the reaction from the United States in this case would certainly follow.

"We destroy all Russian troops that we identify in Ukraine, including Crimea, as well as the Black Sea Fleet, ”he said.

Recall that the Caribbean crisis in relations between the USSR and the United States erupted in the fall of 1962. The scandal began with the fact that on October 14, 1962, an American U-2 reconnaissance aircraft filmed Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The deployment of missile systems near US borders was the Soviet response to the appearance of American medium-range missiles in Turkey.

After learning about the Soviet missiles, US President John F. Kennedy declared a naval blockade of Cuba and put the US Army on alert, which began to prepare for the bombing of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. The deterrent was US fears of a retaliatory strike against American cities by the USSR. The crisis was resolved through diplomacy: the parties to the conflict agreed to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba, Turkey and Italy.

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