Russian Security Council Vice President Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting with Security Council members in Moscow on February 21, 2022. (Credit: ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)
Former Russian President and current Security Council Vice-President Dmitri Medvedev warned on Thursday that Russia’s defeat in a war with Ukraine “could lead to the start of a nuclear war.” Change to his defense doctrine.
“Tomorrow, at the NATO base in Ramstein, the top military leaders will discuss new tactics and strategies, as well as the supply of new heavy weapons and attack systems to Ukraine,” Medvedev said, adding, “To achieve peace. , Russia must lose.
“It does not occur to the poor to draw the basic conclusion that the defeat of the nuclear powers in a conventional war could lead to the outbreak of nuclear war. I haven’t lost it,” he said.
Thus, Medvedev emphasized in a message on his Telegram account that “this should be clear to everyone, at least to Western politicians who have been hiding some information.”
Minutes later, Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov said these statements by Medvedev did not imply a change in Russia’s defense doctrine. Please read the nuclear doctrine, there is no contradiction,” he said.