In case of a successful “NATO” counteroffensive: Russia threatens with its nuclear weapons

Once again, Dmitry Medvedev brings up a possible use of nuclear weapons by Russia as the German news portal reports.

According to Reuters, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons, has said that Moscow could be forced to use a nuclear weapon if Kiev’s ongoing counteroffensive succeeds.

As deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, he expressed his views in a message circulated on the Internet, stressing that in such a scenario Russia would be forced to act in accordance with its own nuclear doctrine. He presented the idea that a NATO-backed offensive would be successful and steal parts of Russian territory. In such a case, according to Medvedev, Russia would be forced to use a nuclear weapon in accordance with a decree issued by the Russian president. Russia’s declared annexations of Ukrainian territory are not recognized internationally.

Image:, Vladimir Putin at the site Donguzsky (2015-09-19) 10.jpg, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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