"The Russian government decided to stop this situation and restore order in Ukraine,” wrote Nikolai Azarov, who served as Ukrainian Prime Minister three times.
Through a message posted on Facebook on Friday, Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov claimed that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) planned a nuclear attack against Russia, taking advantage of the existence of geopolitical problems with Ukraine.
“NATO was planning to launch a Third World War using nuclear weapons against Russia and the main role in this was given to the current American-dominated ruling elite in Ukraine and the nationalists,” Azarov wrote.
“Since Dec. 2021, Russia has been receiving information about NATO's plans to deploy 4 military brigades (2 land, 1 navy, 1 air) on the territory of Ukraine," he added, explaining that an air brigade has the ability to carry nuclear warheads.
"NATO wanted approval of this deployment of troops in the summer of 2022 at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)," Azarov said, recalling that the organization sought to provoke a "launched large-scale military operations against Russia with the use of nuclear weapons.”
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“In order to prevent the Third World War and the attack on Russia with the use of nuclear weapons, the Russian government decided to stop this situation and restore order in Ukraine,” wrote Azarov, who served as Ukrainian Prime Minister three times, the last of which occurred from March 2010 to January 2014.
“One day before the start of the war, fateful decisions were made to exterminate the Russian-speaking population in Donbass. The Ukrainian army, led by the National Brigades, was preparing to start a military operation in Donbass on Feb. 25, 22,” Azarov claims.
On March 4, however, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that his country and NATO will not play an active role in the Ukraine conflict. "It is absolutely clear to us that there will be no NATO military involvement in this conflict," he stressed, adding that Germany would use all diplomatic means "to ensure that the possibility of a joint way out of this crisis is attempted, although it has already come this far."