Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Medvedev attends a meeting in Moscow
LONDON (Reuters) -Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that any weapons in Moscow’s arsenal, including strategic nuclear weapons, could be used to defend territories incorporated in Russia from Ukraine.
Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, said that referendums being organized by Russian-installed and separatist authorities in large swathes of Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory will take place, and that “there is no going back”:
“The Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk) republics and other territories will be accepted into Russia.”
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WNU Editor: Moscow is now dampening fears on using nuclear weapons …. Moscow “not threatening anyone” with nuclear weapons – Russia’s Ryabkov (Reuters). More here …. Russian officials play down Putin’s nuclear threat (Al Jazeera).
On Russian news channels it is all doom and gloom …. Russian state TV tells viewers nuclear war is likely – ‘Everyone dies’ (Yahoo News).
Former Russian President Medvedev Says Moscow Will Defend New Territories With Nuclear Weapons