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Conflicts: Kremlin again warns West against attacks on Russia

Conflicts: Kremlin again warns West against attacks on Russia

Ukraine wants to attack Russia itself with Western weapons. Some NATO states want to allow this. Moscow is threatening a nuclear counterattack if the worst comes to the worst.

The Kremlin in Moscow is once again warning emphatically against allowing the West to use its weapons in Ukraine to attack Russia. “All of this will, of course, inevitably have consequences,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

“And it will ultimately be very damaging to the interests of those countries that have chosen the path of escalating tensions,” said Peskov. The NATO states, especially the USA, have deliberately chosen an escalatory course with “warlike statements”. The nuclear power repeatedly threatens to defend its interests by using all means possible.

Some of Ukraine’s allies want to allow the country, which is being attacked by Moscow, to use Western weapons to attack targets on Russian territory in the future. Ukraine is demanding this in order to combat Russian positions more effectively in Moscow’s war of aggression, which has been going on for more than two years. So far, the country has mainly used its own missiles and drones for this purpose. The Western weapons have so far primarily been aimed at Russian positions in the areas of Ukraine occupied by Moscow.

“Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons in response”

In Vienna, Russian diplomat Konstantin Gavrilov warned the West against crossing “red lines”. Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons in response to aggression – even in the case of an attack with conventional weapons if the existence of the state is threatened. Moscow reserves the “necessary uncertainty about the nature and extent of our possible nuclear response to aggression”, he said at an event organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Kremlin propagandists in state media repeatedly advocate a nuclear strike against Ukraine or against the West. In an article for the magazine “Profil”, political scientist Dmitri Suslov also called on the Kremlin, in view of the possible use of NATO weapons against Russia, to at least carry out a “demonstrative nuclear explosion” outside the war zone in order to underline its deterrence policy.

A mushroom cloud shown on television around the world could revive fears of nuclear war, said Suslov. Most recently, propagandist Vladimir Solovyov suggested turning Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine near the Russian border, into nuclear ash. Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin himself had repeatedly referred to the “invincibility” of Russian nuclear weapons in the conflict.

Source: Stern

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