He noted that Western countries are trying to get away from the principle of avoiding military conflicts between nuclear powers.

“This speaks volumes, including in the context of their line on Ukraine, which is literally being pushed to continue the war being waged by the West against the Russian Federation,” Lavrov said.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that NATO countries should launch preemptive strikes against Russia to prevent Moscow from using nuclear weapons.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov noted that Western countries are trying to introduce nuclear rhetoric into circulation, although Russia does not threaten anyone with the use of nuclear weapons.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that the inadmissibility of nuclear war is Russia's principled position.