Russia says it is ’engaged in war’ with NATO and tells the West to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine,

Moscow says it is effectively at war with NATO – and has warned that Western weapons are inflaming the conflict in Ukraine.

Speaking on the 61st day of the war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said continual deliveries of supplies and weaponry to Ukraine means the NATO alliance has positioned itself as ”in essence engaged in war with Russia” and accused the organisation of ”pouring oil on the fire”.

The diplomat also warned against provoking a third world war and said the threat of a nuclear conflict ”should not be underestimated”.

Mr Lavrov said weapons supplied by Western countries ”will be a legitimate target”, adding that Russian forces had already hit weapons warehouses in western Ukraine. Läs artikel