Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday the West was teetering dangerously on the brink of a direct military clash between nuclear powers due to its support of Ukraine.

Lavrov said the United States and NATO were obsessed with the idea of inflicting "strategic defeat" on Russia and there were risks in such confrontation that could lead to an increased level of nuclear danger. (Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)