Russia’s Medvedev says pre-emptive strike needed if Ukraine receives nuclear weapons (Jerusalem Post)

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     Deputy head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev speaks during an interview with Russian media at a residence outside Moscow, Russia, March 23, 2023.  (photo credit: SPUTNIK/YEKATERINA SHTUKINA/POOL VIA REUTERS)

    Russia’s Medvedev says pre-emptive strike needed if Ukraine receives nuclear weapons – By Reuters (Jerusalem Post) / May 26, 2023

    Russia, which has more nuclear weapons than any other state, has repeatedly said the West is engaged in a proxy war with Russia over Ukraine that could escalate into a much bigger conflict.

    A senior ally of President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that the West was seriously underestimating the risk of a nuclear war over Ukraine, cautioning that Russia would launch a pre-emptive strike if Ukraine gets nuclear weapons.

    Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine has triggered the deadliest European conflict since World War II and the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Russia, which has more nuclear weapons than any other state, has repeatedly said the West is engaged in a proxy war with Russia over Ukraine that could escalate into a much bigger conflict.

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