In Ukraine, Russia seeks to “prevent World War III”, according to Medvedev.
Published on 28.8.2022
“The first angel sounded the trumpet”: in an interview with the LCI channel, the vice-president of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of the Third World War while ensuring that his country was trying to prevent it.
“Even the special military operation in Ukraine is carried out so that the Third World War does not take place”, declared the Russian ex-president.
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“Russia’s vital interests are already under threat. And that is why a special military operation is being carried out to protect Donbass, demilitarize the Ukrainian armed forces and carry out denazification measures. If there was no threat to the interests of our country, then such an operation would not have been carried out now”, he declared in the program of Darius Rochebain of the French television channel LCI.
According to him, Russia could have completed its operation in Ukraine faster if it had chosen “a hard scenario”, which would have involved “the total destruction of infrastructure and organs of power”.
No negotiations with Zelensky?
Dmitry Medvedev stressed that kyiv’s possible refusal to join NATO would not be enough for Moscow, which needs “guarantees” of peace. He also dismissed the possibility of negotiating with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: “Does Zelensky inspire us with the necessary confidence? Certainly not. He is an inexperienced man who is dependent on other countries,” Medvedev said.
According to him, the French “would not have wanted” a head of state who is not a truly independent figure, which is the case, for Mr. Medvedev, with Mr. Zelensky.
Medvedev explained the change in his liberal views
Security Council Vice President Dmitry Medvedev attributed the change in his liberal views to the Russophobic course that Russia’s partners have begun to follow.
“As for my feelings, they have certainly changed, it’s true,” Medvedev said in an interview with Darius Roshbain of French TV channel LCI, answering a question about when he became one of the most hawkish. harder.
“And it’s not because of me being reborn somehow, but because of the course that our partners started taking. I can’t call this course anything other than Russophobic. A change in rhetoric is also linked to this, there is nothing surprising about that,” he said.
The time for humiliation and disdain is over! The Western bloc seems not to have understood this yet. Or that too much and too brutally now. Cfr the energy question.
Macron, a good diagnostician
The former Russian leader has also called French President Emmanuel Macron a “good doctor”, referring to his “diagnosis” concerning the situation within the Atlantic Alliance two years ago.
“President Macron said that NATO was brain dead. He is a good doctor, because it is difficult to say otherwise,” Medvedev said.
He made a point of stressing that Russia had never used tactical nuclear weapons or depleted uranium weapons, “unlike NATO member countries”.
The deputy head of the Russian Security Council also named the reasons why his country might use its nuclear weapons, including enemy nuclear missile launches, an attack on sensitive infrastructure involved in nuclear arms control or “to other actions that threaten the very existence of the Russian state”.
Source : With Sputnik
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