Moscow and Washington fear mutual escalation, as it could escalate into a new world war. This statement was made by a senior researcher at the Taihe think tank Chen Haoyang.
“With the lethality of the current nuclear arsenals of the United States and Russia, it will lead to the greatest catastrophe for mankind,” said the expert, whose words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
Haoyang added that no one needs such a scenario. Therefore, both Moscow and Washington are showing strict restraint in the use of nuclear weapons.
It is quite possible that this is precisely why US President Joe Biden regularly declares the inadmissibility of introducing a military contingent of NATO countries into the territory of Ukraine. Thus, he emphasizes that a direct clash with Moscow in the 21st century will lead to serious consequences for all mankind.