Wednesday, May 18, 2022
News

Former President Medvedev warns of nuclear war between Russia and NATO

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Military support for Ukraine risks sparking nuclear war with Russia, Putin ally and ex-President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, warned, media reports said.

In a fiery post to nearly one million Telegram users on Thursday, Medvedev wrote: "NATO countries pumping weapons into Ukraine, training troops to use western equipment, sending in mercenaries and the exercises of alliance countries near our borders increase the likelihood of a direct and open conflict between NATO and Russia. Such a conflict always has the risk of turning into a full-fledged nuclear war," Daily Mail reported.

Now serving as deputy chairman of the influential Kremlin Security Council, Medvedev was President of Russia from 2008 to 2012 while Putin was term-limited, Daily Mail reported.

Medvedev had appointed Putin as the Prime Minister during that period. When Putin was allowed to become President once again, Medvedev stepped aside.

He took the premiership until 2020, at which point Putin nullified term limits and moved Medvedev to his current role.

Medvedev accused NATO countries of "sending in mercenaries" to fight for Ukraine and intentionally playing up the prospect of nuclear war.

His post continued: "The endless talk by foreign analysts about a war between NATO and Russia continues unabated. The cynicism of Western 'talking heads' is becoming more and more blatant.

"The thesis that Russia frightens the world with a nuclear conflict is being pushed to the top of the agenda. Even [Donald] Trump recently came out with this, though, understandably, just to spite [President] Biden. And of course the Europeans are squeaking their little voices," Daily Mail reported.

--IANS san/arm

( 276 Words)

2022-05-12-19:38:02 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
West waging war against Russia: Kremlin...
Blame game erupts in Russia's secret ser...
Russian commanders allegedly slaughterin...
Pakistan's ex-envoy to Italy dismissed f...
Punjab CM slams targeted killing of two ...
Putin warns Finland joining Nato would b...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Himachal hands over probe into constable...
Newly-married man seriously injured afte...
Develop problem solving attitude in stud...
Miscreants entering Bengal with firearms...
Delhi-NCR still hot but bearable on Tues...
Gujarat ATS arrests four men wanted in 1...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Rajasthani singer Mame Khan scripts... 
Jamaica looks forward to 'friend' I... 
Political slingshots in Pakistan sc... 
CBFC board member Vani Tripathi fee... 
Cannes 2022: Prasoon Joshi consider... 
Pakistan sees upsurge in terrorism ... 
Tamannaah Bhatia feels honoured to ... 
AAPI Heritage Month: Biden pledges ...