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According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reported comments by US officials about the possibility of a “decapitation strike” against Russia strongly suggest that Washington does not rule out the assassination of President Vladimir Putin.
According to the minister, “unnamed Pentagon officials actually threatened to conduct a ‘decapitation strike’ on the Kremlin…
“What we’re talking about is the threat of the physical elimination of the Russian state’s head,” he explained.
The top diplomat went on to warn against thinking along these lines. “If such ideas are being nurtured by someone, that person should think very carefully about the potential consequences of such plans.”
Lavrov was apparently referring to a September Newsweek article in which it was claimed that US defense officials are considering a variety of options in response to a potential Russian nuclear strike, including “a decapitation strike to kill Putin in the heart of the Kremlin.”
Fears of a nuclear war arose in the West after Putin stated in September that Moscow would use “all means” to defend Russia and its people if its territorial integrity was threatened. Moscow, on the other hand, has repeatedly stated that it has no plans to deploy nuclear weapons and believes that a nuclear war should never be fought.
The foreign minister also accused some of America’s allies of adopting a confrontational nuclear strategy. “They appear to have gone completely beyond the bounds of decency,” he said, recalling how former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss “unmistakably declared during the election debates that she was quite ready to order a nuclear strike.”
Lavrov also recalled Ukraine’s statements on the matter, saying “I not even mentioning the Kiev regime’s provocations, that go off the chart. [Ukrainian President] Vladimir Zelensky went so far as to demand that NATO countries launch preventive nuclear strikes on Russia. “This is also beyond what is acceptable,” he added.