Russia: If US Missiles In Ukraine Strike Russia, Moscow Will Strike Outside Ukraine
MOSCOW - Former Russian President and current head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev has warned that if Ukraine uses any of the missiles given to them by the United States to strike Russian territory, Russia will have 'no choice' but to strike 'decision making centers' which are 'not even located on the territory of Kyiv'.
The comments were made on the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera Friday, where he said "If these types of weapons are used against Russian territories, the armed forces of our country will have no choice but to act to defeat decision-making centers" according to Russian state news TASS.
"Everyone understands what kind of centers these are – this is the Ministry of Defense, and the General Staff, and anything else. But you need to understand that the final decision-making centers in this case, unfortunately, are not even located on the territory of Kyiv. Therefore, this is certainly a threat that will need to be taken into account", he added.
Medvedev also said that the fighting in Ukraine is pushing the world dangerously close to a nuclear war stating, "The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are already on their way and all hope now is with Lord God the Almighty".
The White House had finally agreed to send Ukraine longer range missiles on the condition that Ukraine did not use them to strike targets within Russia. Russia, however did not believe Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy when he gave assurances to the United States that they would not be used for that purpose.
Dmitry Peskov said that "The United States is directly and intentionally adding fuel to the fire".
Members of our intelligence community raised the question as to whether this threat applies to strikes within Donbas and Crimea, or perhaps other territory within Ukraine that Russia has captured.
While we do not know if this warning includes those locations, we'll be keeping an eye out for information regarding this and put out a report if/when we find anything more out.