Medvedev called the condition of a nuclear strike on Ukraine
Russia will be forced to preemptively strike Ukraine with nuclear weapons if its Western allies supply it with nuclear weapons. This was announced on Friday during a visit to Vietnam by the deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev.
According to Medvedev, the increasing supplies of Western weapons to Kiev suggest that after the air defense systems, tanks and planes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, they may also receive nuclear weapons.
“But then it will mean that a missile with a nuclear charge will fly to them. There are irreversible laws of war. As for nuclear weapons, a pre-emptive strike will be necessary,” he said (quotes from RIA Novosti).
According to Medvedev, the West is not fully aware of Russia’s readiness for a nuclear clash, believing that “it will not happen.” “It will, under certain conditions,” explained Medvedev.
Already in the first days of the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the transfer of Russian nuclear forces to a special combat mode, and a year after the start of the war, he de facto withdrew from the last treaty with the United States to limit the number of nuclear warheads.
In March, Putin announced the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, whose leader Alexander Lukashenko said he could get strategic missiles next.
After the drone attack on the Kremlin in early May, which the Russian authorities called an “assassination attempt” on Putin, the military conducted exercises of the Iskander complexes, one of the tactical nuclear missile carriers and the chairman of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin called for retaliation with weapons that would “destroy the Kiev regime.” .
Despite numerous nuclear threats that Putin suppressed and provocatively gave Medvedev the floor, the United States sees no real preparations by Moscow to use nuclear forces, a senior Pentagon official told CNN in May.
According to him, the United States does not observe any signs of the development of any Russian carriers of nuclear weapons, and therefore has not changed the level of combat readiness of its strategic forces.