War in Ukraine: Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he is ready to use nuclear weapons

Ally of Vladimir Putin, former President Dmitry Medvedev, now Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, announced on Telegram the possibility of using nuclear weapons to defend the annexed territory.

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Dyears an article published this Wednesday, Het Laatste Nieuws relays Dmitry Medvedev’s remarks, threatening to use “all weapons, including strategic nuclear weapons” to ensure the defense of the annexed territory.

The former Russian president – ​​in office from 2008 to 2012 – would have announced it via his Telegram account. As the current vice-president of the Russian Security Council, this is not the first time that he has considered using such weapons, if Vladimir Putin, with whom he is an ally, deems it necessary.

In Russian military doctrine, the use of nuclear weapons is authorized if Russia itself is seriously threatened, recalls HLN. For Mr. Medvedev, this could therefore apply to the regions which, according to him, will soon become part of Russia. There is “no turning back possible”, he would have said.

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