Putin’s ’yes man’ warns West that any attacks on Russia are a ‘threat to the existence of humanity’
Thursday - 07/07/2022 10:49
Russia has warned the West that any interference in its invasion of Ukraine will pose a “threat to the existence of humanity” because of its huge stockpile of nukes.
One of Vladimir Putin’s most loyal allies has issued a chilling warning to the West that any attack on Russia would pose a “threat to the existence of humanity”.
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s former president, threatened the West with an all-out nuclear attack if it punishes Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, The Sun reports.
“The idea of punishing a country that has one of the largest nuclear potentials is absurd,” said Medvedev, now deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council on Telegram
“And potentially poses a threat to the existence of humanity.”
Known as Putin’s “yes man”, 56-year-old Medvedev was previously seen as more moderate than the Russian leader, although he has taken an increasingly hard line in recent years.
On Twitter and other social media platforms, Medvedev has made thinly veiled threats to attack the US and wipe Ukraine from the map. In a post on Telegram last month, he said the US should beg for Russia to restart arms control negotiations. “Let them run or crawl back themselves and ask for it,” he wrote.
His latest warning comes amid heightened tension with the West over its involvement in the Ukraine war, and the near-daily threats by Putin’s propagandists to deploy atomic weapons.
These threats also come as Putin staged terrifying nuclear drills with ballistic missiles “capable of striking Britain” at 24,100kph.
Putin’s men fired the road-launched intercontinental nuclear Yars missiles in a forest in western Siberia in another chilling warning to the West.
It follows an earlier warning last month from Medvedev, who served as Russian president between 2008 and 2012, that Russia was ready to expand its military operations if it came under attack from Western missiles supplied to Ukraine and Western sanctions.
“The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are already on their way,” he said.
In May, Medvedev called on the West to stop supplying arms to Ukraine.
He said: “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 threatens 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 [Joe] Biden.
“And of course, the Europeans are squeaking their little voices.”
At the time, Putin warned the West will “disappear” in a nuclear apocalypse if they supplied with missiles.
Western countries have placed sanctions on Russia after the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
In March, the UK joined the US and European Union in drawing up measures to cripple the Russian economy.
Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine is the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since WWII.