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Russia's Lavrov warns US against 'decapitation blow' targeting Putin: report

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2022
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is warning the U.S. against carrying out a "decapitation blow" targeting President Vladimir Putin, calling it a "threat to physically eliminate the head of the Russian state." 

Lavrov made the comments Tuesday in an interview with Russian state news agency TASS, reportedly in reference to an unverified report in September citing an anonymous Pentagon official saying the U.S. was considering such action if Russia ever launched a nuclear strike. 

"Washington went the furthest. … Some ‘unnamed officials’ from the Pentagon actually threatened to inflict a...

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