MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. Western countries, including the United States, do not even deem it possible that disagreements with Russia could result in a "hot war," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
"That does not mean that our Western counterparts, including the United States, will not continue to plot against us. <…> I have no doubt that none of them, no-nonsense politicians, even assumes that all this could result in a hot war," he said at a meeting with representatives of Russia’s national and cultural associations.
"A world war is unacceptable, any sober-minded politician understands that, of course," the top diplomat emphasized.
However, no one can guarantee that new regional or intrastate conflicts will not emerge, he added.