Ukraine: Dmitry Medvedev warns NATO of Russian defeat "can start a nuclear war"

Ukraine: Dmitry Medvedev warns NATO of Russian defeat "can start a nuclear war"

The former Russian president has tried to dissuade the Western military alliance from further involvement in the war in Ukraine by threatening nuclear war.

A looming warning. This Thursday, former Russian President and now Deputy Chairman of Putin’s powerful Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, warned NATO allies that a possible Russian defeat in Ukraine could trigger a nuclear war.

The Kremlin’s warnings to NATO are mounting as Western countries announce they will supply arms or tanks to support the Ukrainian army.

“Nuclear powers have never lost major conflicts”

“The defeat of a nuclear power in a conventional war can trigger a nuclear war,” Dmitry Medvedev said in a message on Telegram.

According to the former president from 2008 to 2012, “the nuclear powers have never lost the major conflicts on which their fate depends”.

These powerful statements echo those of the head of the Orthodox Church during his Epiphany sermon. For him, the destruction of Russia would mean the end of the world.

Theo Putavy at Portal