Dmitry Medvedev claimed that the US and NATO will not intervene in case of nuclear strike, fearing a nuclear apocalypse following Ukraine-Russia war.
Former Russian president, now deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, stated that Russia has the right to defend itself using nuclear weapons if it is pushed past its limits, and that this is “certainly no bluff”.
He wrote, “Let’s pretend that Russia is forced use the most frightening weapon against the Ukrainian government that had committed a large scale act of aggression that is danger for the very existence our state,” in a Telegram message.
“I believe that Nato wouldn’t directly interfere in conflict even in such a scenario,” said Mr Medvedev. “The demagogues in Europe and across the ocean are not going to die in an nuclear apocalypse.”
Russia is preparing to annexe large swathes Ukraine’s territory following referendums in Russian-controlled areas in Ukraine. The West and Ukraine denounced the vote as an illegal fraud.
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