Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Russia denounces nuclear war if United States and NATO continue to ‘intervene’ in the conflict in Ukraine.
Former President and a close friend of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, said increased military support for the United States and its allies to Ukraine risks triggering conflict between Russia and the NATO military alliance.
Medvedev, who now serves as Russia’s deputy chairman of the Security Council, also said that a dispute with NATO could risk a total nuclear war.
“NATO countries that provide Ukraine with weapons, training troops to use Western equipment, sending mercenaries, and training alliance countries near our borders increase the possibility of direct and open conflict between NATO and Russia,” Medvedev said. said in a Telegram post, quoted. ReutersSaturday (14/5/2022).
Medvedev said: “Such a conflict always risks turning into a real nuclear war.” This would be a disaster scenario for everyone. “
According to the Washington-based Gun Control Association, Russia and the United States are by far the largest nuclear power in the world. Russia has about 6,257 nuclear warheads, while the three nuclear powers of the United Nations – the United States, Britain and France – have about 6,065 warheads together.
Meanwhile, Russia’s February 24th attack on Ukraine has killed thousands of people, devastated its former Soviet neighbor and raised fears of the worst confrontation between Russia and the United States since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Putin said the so-called “special military operation” on Ukraine was necessary because the United States was using Ukraine to threaten Russia and Moscow had to defend the persecution of Russian speakers.
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