NEW YORK, May 6 (TASS) - US administration officials are blatantly misinterpreting Moscow’s statements regarding Russia's nuclear policy, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said in an article for Newsweek.

In his words, there was "a flurry of blatant misrepresentation of Russian officials' statements on our country's nuclear policy" lately, on the part of US media and administration officials.

As an example, the ambassador cited the reaction of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Mark A. Milley to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s April 25 interview about risks of a nuclear war.

In his words, the US top brass described Lavrov’s remarks as "nuclear saber-rattling," ignoring Russia’s principled stance about inadmissibility of a nuclear war, which was emphasized on many occasions.

The ambassador added that Russian officials "have never stopped our efforts to reach agreements that will guarantee that a catastrophic confrontation will not be unleashed."

He also noted that Russia pressed for inclusion of the "no winners in a nuclear war" principle into the Russian-US statement following the June 16, 2021 Russian-US Geneva summit. A similar document was adopted by the five nuclear powers on January 3, 2022, Antonov added.