The Kremlin today threatened to fire nuclear missiles at London, Washington, Berlin and kyiv if Russia is forced to give up the Ukrainian territory it has invaded.
Dmitry Medvedev, a close ally of Putin who was president from 2008 to 2012, said that if a military defeat led to a return to the borders of 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed, Moscow would unleash Armageddon.
“Attempts to return Russia to the 1991 borders will only lead to one thing,” he said. ‘Towards a global war with Western countries using the entire strategic arsenal of our State. In kyiv, Berlin, London, Washington.
Hypersonic nuclear missiles would also hit “all the other beautiful historic sites that have long been included among the flight targets of our nuclear triad.”
And he added: “Will we have the courage to do this if the disappearance of an ancient country, our great Homeland, is at stake, and the sacrifices made by the people of Russia over the centuries will be in vain?” The answer is obvious.’
Dmitry Medvedev (pictured), a close ally of Putin who was president from 2008 to 2012, said that if a military defeat led to a return to the borders of 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed, Moscow would unleash Armageddon.
School number 18 is destroyed in a Russian missile attack on Slaviansk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, on February 17.
A Ukrainian tank crew drives on roads near the town of Avdiivka on February 17. As the Ukrainian army withdraws from Avdiivka, reports of heavy losses continue and Russian forces advance rapidly.
Civilians take part in a day of military training activities held by the Ukrainian Volunteer Army on February 17, as the second year of the war approaches.
He suggested that kyiv and the West should allow Putin to have parts of Ukraine that he considers Russia.
‘It’s better to return everything [to us] Before it is too late. Or we will return it ourselves with maximum losses for the enemy. As in Avdiivka. Our warriors are heroes!’
Medvedev, deputy head of the Russian security council that monitors the war, lashed out at “snotty Anglo-American servants” who oppose Putin.
British and German defense ministers Grant Shapps and Boris Pistorius were “shitholes” who believe the world cannot afford a Russian victory in the war, he said on his Telegram channel.
If they had their way, there would be a “direct and irreversible collapse of today’s Russia,” including its recently invaded territories.
A view of the destroyed building, located near a front-line position, after Russian bombing as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, on February 16.
Ukrainian police officers and rescuers clear the rubble of a private house destroyed after a Russian rocket attack in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on February 17.
This photograph taken and released by the National Police of Ukraine on February 14, 2024 shows a hospital building destroyed as a result of a missile attack in Selydove, Donetsk region.
There could be “a violent civil war with the definitive disappearance of our country from the world map, tens of millions of victims, the death of our future.”
He asked: ‘Do these idiots really believe that the people of Russia will swallow such a division of their country?
“Let us all think something like this: ‘Well, unfortunately, this happened. They won. Today’s Russia has disappeared.
“It is a pity, of course, but we must continue to live in a country that is collapsing and dying, since a nuclear war is much more terrible for us than the death of our loved ones, of our children, of our Russia… “?
“The West should not think that in such a scenario Russia’s leaders will ‘tremble in their hands’ by pressing the nuclear button.”