According to him, pumping up Ukraine with weapons creates the risk of an open clash with NATO, which could escalate into a nuclear war
Deputy head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev in his Telegram channel warned Western countries against further arms supplies to Ukraine. According to him, this could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Medvedev drew attention to the fact that Western countries “are trying to introduce the thesis that Russia is scaring the world with a nuclear conflict. “Even [former US President] Trump came out with this recently. True, of course, just to spite [the current president] Biden. And, of course, the Europeans squeak with their thin voices, — wrote Medvedev.
However, according to the ex-president of Russia, there are things that are obvious to all reasonable people. NATO pumping weapons to Ukraine, training its troops to use Western technology, sending mercenaries and conducting exercises of the Alliance countries near our borders increase the likelihood of a direct and open conflict between NATO and Russia instead of their “war of proxy” being waged. Such a conflict always has the risk of turning into a full-fledged nuclear war, — he noted.
Medvedev invited the West not to lie to itself and others. “You just have to think about the possible consequences of your actions. And do not choke on your own saliva in the paroxysms of Russophobia, — wrote Medvedev.
In late April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia considers nuclear war unacceptable. In turn, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin stressed that, in accordance with Russian military doctrine, Moscow can use nuclear weapons only as a response.
The day before, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that the Russian nuclear arsenal represents “significant problems» for the United States. “Russia remains a strong threat requiring close and ongoing coordination within NATO to prevent further aggression in Europe. <…> Russia's nuclear potential also creates significant problems now and will create in the future, — said the head of the Pentagon. Materials for this article Authors Tags Subscribe to Telegram