Russia’s nuclear-capable Topol intercontinental ballistic missile system. Photo/Sputnik/Alexandr Kryazhev
MOSCOW – Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned the West to endanger the existence of human civilization by threatening Moscow.
According to him, continued support for Ukraine from the US and its allies could result in a nuclear “apocalypse”.
“The major achievement of the Soviet and Russian leadership in the early 1990s was being able to preserve the country’s nuclear potential after the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Medvedev said in an article published in the Izvestia newspaper on Monday (27/2/2023).
“The West is delusional to think that, having stopped the Soviet Union, it will also be able to bury modern Russia without much trouble for itself, throwing the lives of thousands of people involved in the conflict (in Ukraine) into the furnace,” he wrote.
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“That is a very dangerous misunderstanding,” added Medvedev, who is now deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council.
“If the question of Russia’s existence is taken seriously, it will not be decided on the Ukrainian front. (It will be decided) along with the issue of the further existence of the entire human civilization,” he warned.
According to him, the US and its allies, who continue to pump Ukraine with weapons and prevent all attempts to restore peace talks between Moscow and Kiev.
“They refuse to understand their goal is bound to lead to total failure; defeat for everyone; collapse. An apocalypse when previous lives must be forgotten for centuries, until the smoking debris stops emitting radiation,” said the former president.
“Russia will not allow this to happen,” Medvedev wrote.
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