MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Today’s developments in Ukraine resemble the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis because the nuclear threat escalates as the US becomes increasingly involved in supporting the Kiev regime on the battlefield, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a briefing Thursday.
"The nuclear threat is objectively growing, just like during the Cuban Missile Crisis," she noted. "The logic of the current moment is simple: the more the US gets involved in supporting the Kiev regime on the battlefield, the more they risk provoking a direct armed clash of nuclear powers that may trigger catastrophic consequences. The difference with the Cuban Missile Crisis, however, is that once again faced with strong opposition, Washington continues to up the ante this time, apparently believing in its ability to manage escalation without cost to itself or simply doing so recklessly and madly," the diplomat explained.
The spokeswoman noted that "this is a very dangerous approach, and that’s just a chimera."
"To prevent a worst case scenario, today’s US policymakers must demonstrate the same level of awareness of responsibility for the fate of the world that was eventually demonstrated by American leaders in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis," she underscored. "There are no sensible alternatives to that," Zakharova insisted.
US goals and methods unchanged
According to Zakharova, the methods and goals that the US employs in Ukraine, have not changed since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
"In both cases, we are talking about Washington’s aspiration, dangerous for international security, to gain decisive military and strategic supremacy at any cost," she stressed. "The goal is the same: by all means, and any means would be good from their [US - TASS] standpoint to ensure global dominance for themselves alone, and to promote their narrow self-interests and, as they call it, pacifying dissent."
"In the 1960s, the deployment of US nuclear missiles, aimed at the USSR, in Europe and Turkey, became the trigger," the diplomat noted. "The current escalation is connected primarily to Washington’s destructive course towards expanding NATO into the former Soviet Union and its withdrawal from all binding, restraining parity arrangements in the field of security and strategic stability. Thus, both then and now, the US did not and does not consider it necessary to consider our country’s basic security interests, and creates, just as they did then, a practical threat by their actions".