Russia accuses the West of planning to harm it and what has happened has brought the world closer to the brink that could lead to World War III.
In a speech to the ruling United Russia party in Moscow, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s National Security Council Dmitry Medvedev on January 23 accused the US and its allies of almost triggering World War III when preparing a plan to combat the back to Russia.
“Our party should let everyone in the world understand that the ongoing military operation (in Ukraine) is mandatory and is the last resort to provocation from the US and its satellites. It’s clear that the world has come close to the threat of World War III because of what happened,” he said.
Mr. Medvedev also described a “serious crisis” at international organizations set up to settle disputes. He accused the West of turning these organizations into battlegrounds.
“Our opponents are trying to get as many votes as possible to support their anti-Russian initiatives, using hidden means such as economic pressure, blackmail,” Medvedev accused and stressed that the main task of Russian diplomacy is still to counter these moves.
On January 19, Medvedev warned NATO about a scenario that could trigger a nuclear war.
“The defeat of nuclear power in a conventional war can spark a nuclear war. Nuclear powers have never lost in major conflicts on which their fate depends. there,” said Mr. Medvedev.
Russia declares that it is ready to defend its territories and annexed territories by all possible means, including nuclear weapons. The West considers this warning from Russia a “nuclear threat”.
Current Russian nuclear doctrine authorizes the use of nuclear weapons in the event of a nuclear attack on Russian territory or infrastructure, or if the very existence of the Russian state is threatened by nuclear or conventional weapons.