Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is warning Thursday that the “pumping of Ukraine by NATO nations with weapons” brings the danger of the battle “turning right into a full-fledged nuclear battle.”
Medvedev, who now’s the deputy chairman of Russia’s Safety Council, wrote in a Telegram publish that such an escalation can be a “catastrophic situation for everybody.”
“The pumping of Ukraine by NATO nations with weapons, the coaching of its troops to make use of Western tools, the dispatch of mercenaries and the conduct of workout routines by the nations of the Alliance close to our borders enhance the chance of a direct and open battle between NATO and Russia as a substitute of their ‘battle by proxy,’” he mentioned.
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“Such a battle all the time has the danger of turning right into a full-fledged nuclear battle,” Medvedev added.
“You simply want to consider the doable penalties of your actions,” he additionally wrote within the publish.
The message comes a couple of week after Russia’s International Ministry claimed Moscow won’t unleash nuclear weapons through the battle in Ukraine regardless of prime officers’ threatening rhetoric.
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Alexei Zaitsev mentioned final Friday that “now we have repeatedly refuted insinuations about Russia’s doable use of nuclear weapons in the middle of the particular navy operation in Ukraine,” which has now lasted 78 days.
“Russia adheres to the principal that there might be no winners in a nuclear battle and it should not be unleashed,” Zaitsev added, based on a translation from Reuters.