Vladimir Putin has issued a direct nuclear warning and said that he is considering the UK’s nuclear capabilities and has condemned the West’s actions against Russia saying that “our people will suffer.”
The British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said that the UK are fully prepared to defend itself from any Russian threat.
Russia’s former President Dmitry Medvedev warned that “our enemies” goals will lead to a “loss for everyone” and a “collapse” and an “apocalypse.”
Medvedev said that “pumping in of weapons” to Kyiv has stopped any “possibility of reviving negotiations” and seriously risks a global nuclear catastrophe.
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Medvedev who is the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia added, “Our enemies are doing just that, not wanting to understand that their goals will certainly lead to a total fiasco.”
He warned, “Loss for everyone. A collapse. Apocalypse. Where you forget for centuries about your former life, until the rubble ceases to emit radiation.”
Putin said that Russia has no choice but to take into account NATO’s “nuclear capabilities” because he believes the West wants to liquidate Russia.
Ukrainian intelligence has warned that Putin has placed Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to their “highest level of combat readiness” and that Moscow has already started “large-scale” nuclear exercises.
Russia are preparing “components of the strategic nuclear forces for the launch of sea and land-based ballistic missiles,” who are carrying out “a check of the centralised combat control system of the Russian Air Force ‘Monolith’.”
Putin told TV channel Rossiya 1, “In today’s conditions, when all the leading NATO countries have declared their main goal to inflict a strategic defeat on us, to make our people suffer… how can we not take into account their nuclear capabilities?
“Moreover, they supply weapons to Ukraine worth tens of billions of dollars.”
Putin added that the West wants to liquidate Russia and “They have one goal: to disband the former Soviet Union and its fundamental part – the Russian Federation.”
“And then maybe they will accept us into the so-called family of civilised nations, but only separately, each part separately.”
He coninued, “If we follow this path, I think that the destinies of many nations of Russia, and first of all the Russian people, can change radically.”
Putin added that the West is an indirect accomplice to the “crimes” which he accuses Ukraine of committing.
Putin hinted that if Russia loses the war in Ukraine then this will justify the use of nuclear weapons.