Russia: War With NATO Would Be Drastically Different Than Ukraine Conflict, Would Go Nuclear
Former Russian President: "To protect the territorial integrity of our country, ballistic and cruise missiles with special warheads will be used... This will be the proverbial Apocalypse".
MOSCOW - Former Russian President and current deputy chairman of the country's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev released a statement saying in light of NATO countries saying they need to prepare for war with Russia, such a war would be drastically different from the Ukraine conflict and that due to the "incomparable" military capabilities between Russia and NATO alliance "special warheads" would have to be used.
Russian state news clarified that the special warheads were nuclear warheads that would be fitted to their missiles, rather than the traditional ballistic missile warheads currently being used in Ukraine.
"Since our military capabilities are incomparable, we will simply have no choice. The response will be asymmetrical. To protect the territorial integrity of our country, ballistic and cruise missiles with special warheads will be used... This will be the proverbial Apocalypse. The end of everything." - Dmitry Medvedev
The comments by Medvedev come as NATO-member countries have been increasingly talking about preparing for a potential war with Russia.
Comments by Putin before his invasion of Ukraine indicated the invasion was more about Russia's fear of NATO expansion in Eastern Europe than it was about Ukraine.
If Russia's invasion of Ukraine was really about NATO expansion, it would indicate that Russia may not stop once it's finished with its war in Ukraine, and that conflict could expand into Eastern Europe.
Although Russia claims that they have no intention of expanding the current conflict, the country also claimed that it had no intention of invading Ukraine as it amassed military assets and artillery on the Ukrainian border, which it said were solely for military drills just before the invasion of the country began.
NATO says that it does not seek confrontation, and poses no threat to Russia. "The Alliance will continue to respond to Russian threats and actions in a united and responsible way", the alliance said.
"We are significantly strengthening our deterrence and defence, supporting our partners, and enhancing our resilience. This includes calling out Russia's actions and countering disinformation." NATO also said in a statement entitled "Setting The Record Straight".