Medvedev speaks his mind loud and clear

Dmitry Medvedev

Moscow: Following comments made over the weekend by Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski on the use of nuclear weapons, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has threatened Poland with “radioactive ash.”.


Sikorski has previously discussed how the US would allegedly respond if Russia used nuclear weapons against Ukraine with the British daily The Guardian.

“The Americans have told the Russians that if you explode a nuke, even if it doesn’t kill anybody, we will hit all your targets (positions) in Ukraine with conventional weapons, and we’ll destroy all of them,” Sikorski said to the newspaper.

In response, Medvedev said on the social network X that the US had not made any such statements because “they are more cautious.”.

The deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council stated on Sunday, “Americans hitting our targets means starting a world war, and a foreign minister, even of a country like Poland, should understand that.”

According to Medvedev, Polish President Andrzej Duda has requested that the US place tactical nuclear weapons in Poland. “Warsaw will undoubtedly get its fair share of radioactive ash and won’t be left out. Do you really want this?” And Medvedev said:.

As a deterrent to the placement of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Duda had said in April that Poland, one of Ukraine’s most ardent allies, was willing to receive nuclear weapons from NATO.

Throughout his eight years as president, from 2008 to 2012, Medvedev was seen as playing a pivotal role in liberal Russian politics. He has, however, turned into one of the largest hardliners since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and he often supports the war on social media with provocative statements.

Sikorski’s remarks most likely refer to things that happened in late 2022. The Washington establishment was under the assumption at the time that Moscow may be getting ready to unleash a tactical nuclear bomb in Ukraine, according to many reports from US media.

It was purportedly communicated to the Kremlin at that time that the US would use more potent measures, rather than nuclear weapons, to retaliate.


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