So he commented on the statement of Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on the participation of countries with nuclear weapons in conflicts.

Patel stressed that these are not the first such statements from Russia.

“We believe that provocative statements about nuclear weapons are not only dangerous, but also reckless.

They increase the risk of miscalculation and, frankly, should be avoided.

And we will not allow them, ”TASS quotes him.

The representative of the State Department noted that there are no winners in a nuclear war, and therefore it cannot be started.

First Deputy White House Press Secretary Olivia Dalton said earlier that the United States considers Russian rhetoric about the risk of nuclear conflict dangerous and urges Moscow to reduce its intensity.

Medvedev himself said that the nuclear powers did not lose the major conflicts on which their fate depends.

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted, Russia calls on the West to exercise maximum restraint in the "extremely sensitive" nuclear sphere.

He also warned that the course of the West, aimed at the total containment of Russia, carries the risks of a direct armed clash of nuclear powers.