Dmitry Medvedev has returned to threaten the use of nuclear power by Russia: “Ready to use it for the annexed regions,” he wrote on Telegram.
“Ukraine’s goal of regaining all the territories that previously belonged to it” and which are now under Russian control (after the annexation referendums) means “a threat to the existence of our state and the collapse of today’s Russia.”
A new nuclear threat arrives from Moscow, and once again to advance it is the vice president of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, who wrote on Telegram that all this justifies the use of nuclear weapons. Because, he explained, “this represents a direct reason for the application of clause 19 of the Fundamentals of State Policy of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence”.
But who, Medvedev wonders, is “planning a nuclear conflict, let me know? What is this but a direct provocation of a world war with the use of nuclear weapons?”. According to Putin’s loyalist, “Western countries are pushing the world into a global war. And only Russia’s complete and definitive victory is a guarantee against world conflict.”
It is not the first time that Medvedev has threatened the use of nuclear power. Already at the end of September he had intervened stating that Russia has “the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary, on the basis of nuclear doctrine”. In August he explained that “Russia will guarantee its national interests with all the means at its disposal”. Even earlier, in July, he had stated that “the very idea of punishing a country that has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world is in itself absurd. And this potentially creates a threat to the existence of humanity.”