Medvedev is also the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council. He said a plebiscite would be held in large areas of Ukraine by Russian-sent and separatist officials and that there would be “no way back” after that. Medvedev said Western governments and citizens of NATO countries need to understand that Russia has chosen its path. Whether it is Medvedev or Putin, the rhetoric of Russian leaders and officials has increased threats of nuclear attack.
Putin said – Beware of blackmailing us!
Announcing the partial deployment of three lakh reserve troops, Putin said that those who are trying to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that these winds can also turn towards them. The Russian president claimed that Western countries have “crossed every border” and are trying to “blackmail” Russia with nuclear weapons. Putin’s statement came in the middle of a session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in which Russia has been warned about the referendum plan.
‘We have more means of destruction than NATO’
Putin said, ‘Those who make such statements about Russia, I want to remind them that our country also has many means of destruction which are more modern than NATO countries. When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will use all means available to us to defend Russia and our people. The Russian Defense Minister said that so far 5,937 Russian soldiers have been killed and 61,207 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in military operations with Ukraine. The West estimates that many of its soldiers have died in the war, contrary to what Moscow claims.