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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 could be the deputy chairman of Russia’s Safety Council, wrote in a Telegram submit 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 improve the chance of a direct and open battle between NATO and Russia as an alternative of their ‘battle by proxy,'” he mentioned.
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“Such a battle at all times has the danger of turning right into a full-fledged nuclear battle,” Medvedev added.
“You simply want to consider the potential penalties of your actions,” he additionally wrote within the submit.
The message comes a few week after Russia’s Overseas Ministry claimed Moscow won’t unleash nuclear weapons throughout the battle in Ukraine regardless of prime officers’ threatening rhetoric.
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Alexei Zaitsev mentioned final Friday that “we now have repeatedly refuted insinuations about Russia’s potential use of nuclear weapons in the middle of the particular army operation in Ukraine,” which has now lasted 78 days.
“Russia adheres to the principal that there could be no winners in a nuclear battle and it should not be unleashed,” Zaitsev added, in keeping with a translation from Reuters.