NATO leaders have been warned by Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, there is a risk of a “nuclear war.”
Medvedev said that NATO leaders should stop sending weaponry to Ukraine or there will be a nuclear response from the Russian Federation.
NATO leaders met on Friday at the US Ramstein Air Base, Germany where they have discussed strategies to send more weaponry to Kyiv to help aid President Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces.
Medvedev served as the President of Russia from 2008 and 2012 and reports directly to Vladimir Putin and said that the Kremlin has more than once clarified their existing nuclear doctrine.
Medvedev warned, “It never occurs to any of the poor to draw the following elementary conclusion from this.
“The defeat of a nuclear power in a conventional war may trigger a nuclear war.
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“Nuclear powers have never lost major conflicts on which their fate depends.
“And this should be obvious to anyone. Even a Western politician with any trace of intelligence.”
The British Defence Secretary has stood firm and told Putin, the Kremlin and Moscow that the UK “in this for the long haul” and warned if he “is banking on us getting bored this year, he is wrong.”
Wallace said that the UK will continue to support Ukraine “this year, and the next year,” adding it is vital Russia understands they will be “pushed back, out of Ukraine” and sovereignty will be restored.
In a further warning to Putin, Wallace said the UK will send a further 600 precision-guided Brimstone missiles “into theatre” to help Ukraine, which comes months after an RAF plane took off from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in November.
Wallace told a news conference in Estonia, “This will be incredibly important in helping Ukraine dominate the battlefield.
“We’re not going anywhere Mr Putin, we’re in this for the long haul.
“We’re standing by Ukraine. You need to recalculate, you need to make a change.
“You need to leave Ukraine.”
Moscow has previously warned that London will face “retaliatory measures” and Moscow “will not forget” Britain’s support for Ukraine as the world is now many steps closer to World War Three.
The Kremlin warned that Russia will not forget the “supply of British weapons to the Kyiv regime” which leaves Russia with no choice “but to take proportionately tough retaliatory measures,” as “London has made a final choice of open confrontation with Russia.”