“Russia will use any weapon. There is no turning back”
“The various retired idiot generals don’t need to scare us by talking about a NATO raid in Crimea.” He does not mince words the former Russian president and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, now vice president of the Security Council, to “clarify” that “Russia has chosen her path and is not going back”.
On his Telegram channel he writes: “Referendums will be held (from tomorrow to September 27) and the republics of Donbass and other territories will be accepted in Russia. The protection of all territories that have joined will be greatly strengthened by the Russian armed forces. Russia has announced that not only mobilization capabilities, but also any Russian weapons, including strategic nuclear weapons and weapons based on new principles, could be used for such protection. “
And then the blow to NATO: “With hypersonic missiles, Russia is able to reach targets in Europe and the United States much faster” than NATO can hit Crimea. “The reference is to missiles that travel at a speed between 5 and 25 times the speed of sound. Currently China, India, Russia and the United States have developed fully functional hypersonic weapons. For Russia they include the Kinzhal hypersonic anti-ship missile system, the strategic missile systems with the Avangard hypersonic winged warhead, the missile anti-ship cruise ship Zirkon, the Iskanders and also the missile of the D-30 Bulava complex.
This is what “the Western establishment and in general all citizens of NATO countries” he said.
Meanwhile, the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, announces new sanctions against Moscow and denounces: “Illegal referendums are another blatant violation of the independence and territorial sovereignty of Ukraine, and a serious violation of Charter of the United Nations “. “Russia and its political leadership – reads a statement – will be held responsible for organizing these referendums and for other violations of international law in Ukraine, and further restrictive measures against the Russian Federation will be proposed as soon as possible”.
On the table of the new package of sanctions against Russia, we learn from European sources, there will also be the oil price cap. The G7 has already agreed on the measure and the EU Commission has already given its willingness to proceed. It remains to be seen whether Brussels will succeed in obtaining the necessary consensus, with Hungary having already expressed its opposition in recent weeks to new sanctions affecting energy. Commission spokesman Eric Mamer did not go into details on the subject, limiting himself to emphasizing, in sectors such as oil, the need for “coordination” with the Allies.