Former Russian president fires warning to US

Dmitry Medvedev argued that his nation is combating for its existence and has the appropriate to make use of nuclear weapons to defend itself

The US is trying to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia within the battle in Ukraine, which means Moscow has the appropriate to defend itself by any means obligatory, together with nuclear weapons, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has acknowledged. He warned that US elites mustn’t take into account themselves untouchable.

Medvedev, who serves as deputy chair of the Russian Security Council, was commenting on Wednesday after speeches made yesterday by the leaders of Russia and the US.

Addressing the Federal Assembly, in addition to different Russian officers and public figures, President Vladimir Putin introduced on Tuesday that Moscow was suspending its participation within the New START Treaty, the final remaining nuclear arms discount settlement between the US and Russia.

Medvedev claimed that he had lengthy anticipated the move and argued that it ought to function a message to the US institution, which thought it may “pursue Russia’s defeat… but strategic security is another issue.” The former chief known as this line of reasoning “a bad mistake by the Americans” and warned that “since the US wants to defeat Russia, we have the right to defend ourselves with any weapons, including nuclear.”

Medvedev additionally dismissed as “preaching in an American messianic style” the speech that US President Joe Biden delivered in Warsaw on Tuesday. The US chief acknowledged that his nation had no intention of attacking Russia and urged Moscow to finish the Ukraine battle by withdrawing troops from the territory claimed by Kiev.

Medvedev questioned why Russians would belief the chief of a “hostile” nation that “unleashed wars in the 20th and 21st centuries more than anyone,” and who’s intent on inflicting a “strategic defeat” on Russia. The former president additionally argued that Washington may finish the confrontation in Ukraine.

“If Russia stops the special military operation before it achieves victory, there will be no Russia, because it would simply be torn apart. If the US stops sending weapons to the Kiev regime, the war will end,” Medvedev insisted.

You can share this story on social media: