Russian diplomats: Russia is preparing for war to prevent us attacks.

Russian diplomats: Russia is preparing for war to prevent us attacks.

"At a recent meeting, the United States said Russia was preparing for war. Yes, Russia is really preparing for it. I can confirm it. " Russia today (RT) quoted Andrey Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Bureau, as saying in a speech at the United Nations on Friday (26) that Russia is indeed preparing for war, but the purpose is to protect the Russian people from U.S. aggression.

Russia's military build-up and large-scale exercises, he said, are often described by Western media as preparations for a full-scale war. "We are preparing to defend our motherland, our territorial integrity, our principles, our values and our people."

Russia does not seek confrontation. Belousov said this is not like the United States. "Otherwise, why should the United States withdraw from the NATO Treaty, increase their nuclear potential and adopt new norms to lower the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons - a problem we all face."

"Russia is preparing for war, but the United States is preparing for war." Belousov said.

Before Bellosov's remarks, Russia rejected a draft resolution aimed at supporting the retention of the Midcourse Treaty in the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.

On the 20th, U.S. President Trump suddenly announced his withdrawal from the Mid-Range Missile Treaty on the pretext that Russia violated the treaty provisions. The Mid-Range Missile Treaty, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, banned the possession, production or testing of land-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres. It was considered a cooling act at the height of the cold war, eliminating the nuclear haze that enveloped the European continent at that time. Russia has repeatedly warned the United States of the danger of withdrawing from the treaty. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a ruthless remark on the 18th that if Russia was attacked by a missile, the attacker "has only one dead end, or even no time to repent."

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