Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is now the deputy of Russia’s Security Council, warned Thursday that the US and NATO risk a direct conflict with Russia and a “full-fledged” nuclear war by pouring weapons into Ukraine.
“The pumping of Ukraine by NATO countries with weapons, the training of its troops to use Western equipment, the dispatch of mercenaries and the conduct of exercises by the countries of the Alliance near our borders increase the likelihood of a direct and open conflict between NATO and Russia instead of their ‘war by proxy,'” Medvedev wrote on Telegram.
“Such a conflict always has the risk of turning into a full-fledged nuclear war,” Medvedev added. “This will be a disastrous scenario for everyone.”
While it’s widely believed that a direct war between the US and Russia could quickly turn nuclear, the risk doesn’t appear to be factored into the Biden administration’s Ukraine policy. Over the past few months, the US has significantly escalated its support to Kyiv in its war against Russia through increased military aid, training, and expanded intelligence sharing.
President Biden has maintained that he won’t send US troops into Ukraine to fight Russia directly, but the proxy war still risks provoking a response from Moscow. Despite the risks, some ultra-hawks in Washington favor a direct conflict with Russia, including Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).
Kinzinger introduced a bill that would give President Biden war powers if he determined Moscow used chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons in Ukraine, but the legislation failed to gain a single cosponsor. Kinzinger is also a proponent of the US enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which would require shooting down Russian warplanes and bombing surface-to-air missiles inside Russia.
48 thoughts on “Russian Official Says NATO Risking Direct Conflict With Russia and ‘Full-Fledged’ Nuclear War”
Neocon war mongers and oligarchs planing to make America in to a nuclear waste land?
The Russians are the ones threatening nuclear war.
Welcome them.Perish better than living as slaves. Slaves of Zionists
Clearly you are living as an insane person.
Putin does not intend to deliver anyone from slavery.
Insanity is a relative proposition. And therefore don’t judge any one by your standards.
Who said Putin would deliver from slavery. He has no responsibility to do so.I am inclined believe that as of now you are a master not a slave. Let the slave have a different master with erstwhile masters among them as slaves
I’m a master?
LOL, you’re insane.
That is what insane people say about others
Putin is liberating extreme Ukie Nazi from Ukraine.
Haha, the nazis are coming from the east, you got it all wrong comrade.
Only if we (NATO) not just stop it (the stupid game of Risk being played). Biden speaks of regime change, Austin speaks of “weakening Russia”. Just stupid from the get go.
Hmm. Sounds like an apology for insane Russian threats.
Putin raised the risk of nuclear war tremendously when he invaded Ukraine.
Of course there’s fault on both sides. Biden is a senile militarist. Blinken is a diplomat who seems adverse engaging in diplomacy and the US MIC is laughing all the way to the bank.
It is stupid, but it is way milder than global destruction.
I expect post nuclear war Russia will be even more of a shithole
Makes me wonder if there will even be a NATO for Finland & was it, Sweden to join WHEN this bit ends…????? “The trouble makers will feel the PAIN!!!!!!!”
Neocon oligarchs and Goldman Sachs may be planing to build nuclear shelter bunkers and make money
Pres. Biden is turning into the “Bozo” on this bus…
We have been itching for a war against Russia (formerly the Soviet Union) since the end of WWII. I firmly believe General Patton was murdered. He wanted the U.S. Army, with the remnants of the German Army, to turn and attack Russia at the end of WWII (yes, the German Army). Russia was in dire straits having lost 27 million fighting NAZI Germany.
Yes. But at that time Russia was part of the COMMUNIST USSR. It no longer is. Now it seems the roles have switched!!
Thanks for sharing the lunatic John Birch Society POV!
And we live in a godless corrupt depraved degenerate sick twisted cuntry
I’m picturing him with a big red nose, Donna..,
Dumb and Dumber Running the country of US,
Appearantly these are dumber than Trump.
So the grand puppeteer obama calling the shots with Joe Biden merely acts like a talking puppet.
So, obama hates America and would not hesitate to see it destroyed by Russia and vice versa.
Wrong! The MIC is calling the shots. Why would Austin, the guy spinning the revolving door from the military to the “defense” industry, to Washington, was the one contacting Lavrov and not President Biden?
Wrong! Lloyd Austin contacted the Russian Defense Minister. Blinken talks to Lavrov and Presidents talk to Presidents.
Kiddo, read Don Julio’s response.
Also, be attentive in school and you will pick up on things like this.
Obama hates America?
Looks like your a racist right wing liar.
The truth hurts but you are using the typical response to any criticism. As if calling someone a racist ends all rational discussion. That in fact makes you a racist and apologist for obama and his hatred of traditional America.
Russia blocking grain exports poses big threat – German FM
Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says Russia’s actions to block grain exports pose a big threat: “The hybrid war is not only by tanks, and air missiles, not only with fake news and propaganda, but also it’s a food war which we can see around the world already.
“The corn being kept in Ukraine because Russia’s not allowing millions of tonnes of corn being exported in the world is a big, big danger. So therefore it’s really good that we’re focussing now at this session on the global food crisis which is showing up at the horizon.”
Unfortunately for the people that are starving in Africa, Putin doesn’t even care about his own population.
No Russia is not blocking. Spring harvest is on and the Yankees are lining up to combines and sending it????, You guessed it to the USA for payments on weapons, mercenaries, rockets, planes, logistics, etc. etc.
Ukraine will starve but the Americans well have butter on their biscuits.
So you mean that Ukranian grain is going to the US who is one of the largest food producers/exporters on earth?
You need to think that over, comrade.
“ President Biden has maintained that he won’t send US troops into Ukraine…”
I think he has demonstrated quite fully that NO words coming from his mouth can be trusted!
U.S. troops are in neighboring countries training Western Ukrainian troops, and mercenaries on how to use their new toys. Biden has said he will up the number of troops in the areas.
Biden itching to send them into Ukraine but he is scared. Good thing too that would be disastrous.
So far that is true, US troops in Ukraine only exist in the Russian imagination. They are having a tough time coming to grips with the fact that they are getting gutted by the Untermensch.
Boy is that an understatement.
So John, has Biden sent any US troops into Ukraine then?
The EU and NATO are one in the same. Both are enemies of a multi polar world, and both are US lapdogs. The EU has proven itself incapable of being independent and doing whats best for its citizens. Arming Ukraine is a lost cause since Russia will never lose to any feckless Western war mongers.
Thanks for the Putin POV, Ivan.
Russian hypocrisy is palpable. As if invading Ukraine didn’t rusk a nuclear war.
America been sticking its nose into everyone’s business for decades….well, it’s time to bust that nose….and maybe even a lil more……
Very hard to do. The real holders of power in the USA would need to be directly affected themselves for any meaningful change to occur. These people could not care less when other Americans fight and die overseas. In their eyes, 9/11 was a dream come true that gave them political ammunition to launch their worldwide crusades…for “freedom and democracy”, of course.
If the stories are true that Putin has cancer, we and NATO had better get wise real quick and ratchet things down. There are reports that the security apparatus in Russia was/is not happy about the measured way Putin decided to conduct the invasion. If Putin has the surgery that reports indicate he may have, things could get worse real quick with a hardliner in control, someone who is a throw back to the good old Soviet days.
Russians making nuclear threats like they are the only ones with Nukes.
So???? I guess they can then.
Yeah, unfortunately Nukes are soon all they got left in their dwindling arsenal…
Hopefully they will malfunction like the rest of their military hardware.
The Ukrainian destruction of significant elements of a Russian motorized rifle brigade that tried to cross a pontoon bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River on May 11 has shocked prominent Russian milbloggers. Those bloggers have begun commenting on the incompetence of the Russian military to their hundreds of thousands of followers. The attempted river crossing showed a stunning lack of tactical sense as satellite images show (destroyed) Russian vehicles tightly bunched up at both ends of the destroyed bridge, clearly allowing Ukrainian artillerymen to kill hundreds and destroy scores of vehicles with concentrated strikes.
The milbloggers who have hitherto been cheering on the Russian military criticized Russian armed forces leadership for failing to learn from experience in the war. They also expressed the concern that the constant pushing of Russia’s propaganda lines was making it hard for them to understand what was actually going on.
The effects of this change in tone and discourse by these milbloggers are uncertain but could be potent. People living under tightly censored regimes often trust individuals who seem to be independent of but generally aligned with the government more than the government line (even more than do citizens of democratic societies). The commentary by these widely read milbloggers may fuel burgeoning doubts in Russia about Russia’s prospects in this war and the competence of Russia’s military leaders (at least).
nuclear war? isn’t that what claws schlob wants to eliminate the “useless”?
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