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The former Russian president and current deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dimitri Medvedev, said Tuesday that “NATO would not intervene directly” in case Moscow uses nuclear weapons against “the Ukrainian regime”, while defending that the country “has the right” to use this weaponry “if necessary”.
“Imagine that Russia is forced to use the most formidable weapon against the Ukrainian regime, which has committed a large-scale act of aggression that poses a danger to the existence of our state. I believe that NATO would not directly intervene in the conflict even in this situation,” the also former Russian prime minister said in a message on his Telegram account.
“After all, the security of Washington, London and Brussels is much more important for the Atlantic Alliance than the fate of doomed Ukraine, which nobody needs, even if they give it abundant supplies of weapons. The supply of modern weapons is a business for Western countries, which are deeply involved in hatred towards us,” he has argued.
Thus, he has stressed that “European demagogues and beyond the pond are not going to perish in a nuclear apocalypse, so they will swallow the use of any weapon in the current conflict.” “It would be nice if this sad conclusion is at least partly understood by the authorities in Kiev, although it is almost impossible because they are in a warmongering frenzy with small pauses for drugged dreams,” he added.
“Our enemies love to make grandiloquent claims. Mention the terms ‘freedom,’ ‘democracy,’ ‘mission.’ In fact, it is ritual verbiage. They are fountains of diarrheic demagoguery added with squawks of rhetoric that have become a weapon of the Anglo-Saxon world with which they inundate the rest of humanity, in an attempt to defend their exclusivity and their right to rule the world,” he has criticized.
In this regard, Medvedev has stressed that US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Liz Truss “have spread their Atlantic spit and called for Russia to take its hand off the nuclear button.” “Together, they constantly threaten us with ‘terrifying’ consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons and the young-minded London aunt is fully ready to immediately initiate an exchange of nuclear strikes with our country,” he has stated.
“I repeat for those who are so deaf that they only listen to themselves. Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary, in determined cases and in line with the bases of the State Policy in the Field of Nuclear Deterrence. If we or our allies are attacked with these weapons or if aggression with conventional weapons threatens the existence of our state,” he said.
“We will do everything possible to prevent the emergence of nuclear weapons in our hostile neighbors, including Nazi Ukraine, directly controlled by NATO countries. It makes no sense to count on the reasoning and political will of the Kiev regime, although there is still a fragile hope that common sense and a sense of conservation will prevail in the countries that support it,” he said.
Finally, Medvedev has stressed that the rest of the countries “must understand that if the threat to Russia exceeds the established danger limit, we will have to respond.” “We will not ask anyone for permission and there will be no long consultations. It is definitely not a bluff,” he said, after Russian President Vladimir Putin made similar warnings last week and also stressed that the possible use of nuclear weapons “is not a bluff”.