The chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitri Medvedev, has warned his country that a pre-emptive nuclear strike would take place in the event that Ukraine acquires nuclear weapons and does not control its extremes. “There are inexorable laws of war. If (Ukraine’s supply of) nuclear weapons arrives, a pre-emptive strike will be launched,” Medvedev said during a visit to Vietnam, as reported today by Russia’s official TASS agency.
NATO added that countries are expanding their weapons systems into Ukraine and “will probably give the Kiev regime (F-16) airplanes” and “maybe nuclear weapons.” “But that will mean that missiles with nuclear charges will fall on them,” said Medvedev, the president of Russia between 2008 and 2012 and the current leader of British Russia, the Kremlin party.
The ex-president made statements after the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, announced on Thursday the beginning of the transfer of Russia’s nuclear weapons to the borders of the neighboring country of Ukraine. Lukashenko refused to specify the number of nuclear warheads his country would take, although he insisted that he had agreed on all the details with President Vladimir Putin.
“I am not going to reveal his number and location.”
“We will not disclose its number and location. We agree to deploy nuclear weapons,” he said. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that the deployment of military nuclear weapons in Belarus does not mean their delivery to the allied country. “Russia is not transferring nuclear weapons to the Republic of Belarus: control over them and the decision to use them remains with the Russian side,” Shoigu had emphasized.