Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that strategic nuclear weapons can be used to defend "the Donbass republics and other territories accepted into Russia" and warned the "retired idiots with general's stripes" at NATO that hypersonic missiles can "reach targets in Europe and in the United States."
From Pravda, 'Dmitry Medvedev: 'Hypersonic arms will reach targets in US and EU faster' ":
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, warned that "hypersound" (hypersonic weapons — ed.) could quickly reach targets both in the US and Europe. In his opinion, all residents of the NATO states should listen to Russia to understand that Russia has chosen its own path.
- The Russian authorities have decided to incorporate the republics of Donbass and "other territories" into the country.
- The new regions will be protected with the help of those mobilized.
- Russia can use any weapon, "including strategic ones," so "no need to intimidate Moscow."
The above are the conclusions that Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev has made from Putin's address to the nation on September 21, when he announced partial call-up.
"Referendums will be held, and the Donbass republics and other territories will be accepted into Russia. The protection of all the territories that have joined will be significantly strengthened by the Russian Armed Forces.
"Russia announced that it is not only mobilization capabilities, but also any Russian weapons including strategic nuclear weapons and weapons based on new principles that could be used for such protection. Therefore, various retired idiots with [general's stripes] do not need to frighten us talking about NATO attacking Crimea. Hypersound will be able to reach targets in Europe and in the United States much faster, guaranteed.
"The Western establishment, in general, all citizens of the NATO countries need to understand that Russia has chosen its own path. There is no turning back," Medvedev stressed.
"Some senior officials from NATO members have made remarks that it can be possible and acceptable to use weapons of mass destruction against Russia, that is nuclear weapons," Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech broadcast on Wednesday.
"I'd like to remind those who make those statements: our country also has various high-impact weapons, in some ways more powerful than those of NATO countries and in case of a threat against our country's territorial integrity, we will certainly use all means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people," Putin said. "This is not a bluff."
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