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Medvedev: 'Russia has right to use nuclear weapons if necessary'

by The Kyiv Independent news desk September 27, 2022 12:24 PM 1 min read
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin (R) talks to Dmitry Medvedev, acting deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, at Moscow's Grand Kremlin Palace on Dec. 26, 2019. (Mikhail Svetlov / Getty Images)
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Dmitry Medvedev, acting deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, said Russia would use nuclear weapons "if (Russia) or our allies are attacked with this type of weapon or if aggression with the use of conventional weapons threatens the very existence of our state."

Medvedev added that NATO will never dare to directly intervene in the "conflict" in this scenario because of the fear of "a nuclear apocalypse."

On Sept. 25, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in an interview with SBC that U.S. had privately warned Kremlin that any use of nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine would have "catastrophic consequences" for Russia.

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