The former president of Russia warns that firing long-range missiles towards Russia could violate one of the points of the military doctrine. Such an idea – according to Dmitry Medvedev – is now allegedly being considered by the Ukrainian command.
On January 12, Dmitry Medvedev published a disturbing entry on X/Twitter. He believes that the Russian military would have the right to respond to Ukrainian attacks with nuclear weapons.
“The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons”
The army command allegedly came up with the idea of using long-range missiles to eliminate missile launchers stationed in Russia, describes the former president of Russia.
In doing so, they “risk violating paragraph 19 of the Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation.” We read there that “the Russian Federation ensures the constant readiness of the Armed Forces, other types of troops and services to contain and prevent war conflicts, for the armed defense of the Russian Federation and its allies in accordance with the norms of international law and agreements of the Russian Federation.”
Later in the same document, but at a different point, it specifically mentions the use of nuclear weapons. “The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear weapons and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and (or) its allies, as well as in the event of aggression against the Russian Federation, using conventional weapons, if there is a threat to the state.” ” – we read.
“It has nothing to do with the right to self-defense; This is a clear and obvious basis for the use of nuclear weapons against such a state,” says the former president of Russia.
Sikorski: let’s give the Ukrainians long-range missiles
Last week, the head of Polish diplomacy, Radosław Sikorski, published an entry on X/Twitter in the context of the latest massive attack on Ukraine. On the orders of Vladimir Putin, the soldiers directed missiles towards Ukraine, which were largely intercepted by anti-aircraft defenses. However, dozens of people were injured and four died.
“We should respond to the latest attack on Ukraine in a language Putin understands: by tightening sanctions so that he cannot produce new weapons from smuggled components, and by giving Kiev long-range missiles that will allow it to eliminate launchers and command centers,” wrote the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The following people reacted to these words on Telegram: spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Maria Zakharova. “I have a question: should these missiles, according to Sikorski, have a range that would allow them to reach the border with Poland? They don’t have enough of what has already arrived from Ukraine? As they say, New Year’s wishes should come true,” she wrote. She added that Sikorski’s suggestion results from “the lack of outstanding and fresh ideas”, and the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can only propose “American” solutions.