March 4, 2024

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Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launched a new threat against Ukraine: “The day of reckoning will come”

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launched a new threat against Ukraine: “The day of reckoning will come”
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev (Reuters/File)

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Warned of coming this Sunday”Final verdictIf Ukrainian authorities make good on their threat to invade the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.

“The consequences (of the final attack) are obvious. If something like that happens, the day of reckoning will come soon for all of them. It will be very fast and hardMedvedev said during a meeting with World War II veterans in Volgograd, the former Stalingrad.

In his speech collected by the institute RIA Novosti, Medvedev promised that the objectives of the Russian military campaign, which began last February, would be “fulfilled.”

“You can rest assured that the objectives of this move will be met. They are related Eliminating the current threats to our country (…).“, said. According to the former Russian president, Western countries, which “feed the regime” in Kiev with money and weapons, also understand this.

Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev

Earlier, Russian Senator Andréi Klishas argued for the “militarization” and “retrenchment” of all of Ukraine due to threats by that country’s authorities to invade Crimea. “Threats to attack Crimea or the port of Crimea (…) prove it We must demilitarize and demilitarize all of Ukraine, otherwise there will always be a threat to our territory, our citizens, and our infrastructure.”, Klishas wrote in Telegram.

Sources in the Ukrainian Defense Ministry previously did not rule out the possibility Use US HIMARS systemsIn June, Kyiv began to attack military targets in Crimea.

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They may be attacked, in particular, by Russian Kalibr missile sitesAccording to the Ukrainian military, they are often fired from the annexed peninsula.

And Oleksiy Arestovich, advisor to the President of Ukraine He said the Crimean bridge, a source of supply for Russian troops, could soon be the target of an attack if Kyiv had such a “technical possibility”.

HIMARS Missile System (AP)
HIMARS Missile System (AP)

When the US announced the export of these advanced systems, there was talk of a Ukraine’s commitment not to use them to attack Russian territory. Ukraine considers the peninsula its own and currently occupies it, so attacking the area may not violate that agreement.

Arestovich added that Kiev is true to its promise not to attack targets on Russian territory if it receives sophisticated weapons, but “There are many destinations on the territory of Ukraine”.

In this sense, he promised The first part of the Crimean bridge passes through the territorial waters of Ukraine.

Russian parliamentarian Olga Kovidy warned QU today against any attack on Crimea.

Kovidt assured that Moscow realistically assesses the capabilities of the weapons supplied to Ukraine by Western countries and knows the parameters of the systems that can reach the neighboring country in the future.

In any case, he assured that the peninsula is now “inaccessible” to Ukrainian forces.

(with information from EFE)

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