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Former Russian President Medvedev Threatens “Preemptive Strike” If The West Gives Ukraine Nuclear Weapons

Russia will have to launch a “preemptive strike” if the West provides Ukraine with nuclear weapons, former Russian president and close ally of Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Medvedev – now vice president of the Russian Security Council – said on Friday, quoted by the press agencies of That country.

“There are irreversible laws of war. If it is about nuclear weapons, there will have to be a preemptive strike,” Medvedev said.

The day before, the defense ministers of Russia, Sergei Shoigu, and of Belarus, Viktor Jrenin, signed a series of documents in Minsk that regulate the storage of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarusian territory, the transfer of which has already begun, according to the Belarusian president. , Aleksandr Lukashenko. “In the context of an extremely strong escalation of threats and the activity of joint NATO nuclear missions, we are obliged to take retaliatory measures in the military-nuclear sphere,” Shoigu said.

The plan for the nuclear deployment, Moscow’s first outside Russia’s borders since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, was announced by Vladimir Putin in an interview with state television on March 25. (Reuters)