According to Sergei Naryshkin, Russia is now engaged in a “hot war” with western powers…
Also on Thursday the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergei Naryshkin, issued a series of bombshell statements which may reveal Moscow’s broader aims in the war concerning how Russia’s sees its ultimate security aims. Naryshkin said that “for us this is no longer a Cold War with the West but a hot war,” according to Interfax. He said in the rare statement that “Russia now has a real chance to put an end to the war that has been waged in the Post-Soviet space for the past 30 years” – as also quoted in TASS.
If that is how the Russians really view things, that is extremely sobering.
Because a “hot war” between two sides armed with nuclear weapons has the potential to spiral out of control very easily.
In fact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov just brought up the specter of nuclear war during a rant in which he directly compared the United States to Nazi Germany…
“It is clear that World War Three can only be nuclear.”