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– Medvedev Warns Of Nukes On Berlin, London & Washington Before Russia Would Return To 1991 Borders:
Former Russian president and deputy head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev has managed to once again shock and anger Western officials (and entire populations for that matter) with his jingoist rhetoric and nuclear threats.
Just a couple of weeks ago he warned that if Russia is attacked by NATO it would have “no choice” but to unleash nuclear “apocalypse” which would lead to “the end of everything”. Over this weekend he actually managed to top and surpass his own words in terms of nuclear ‘threat level’ and rhetoric. He has expanded on the prior remarks by saying the Kremlin stands ready to use its entire strategic arsenal on London, Washington, Berlin and Kiev.
His fresh warning focused on Russia’s military hold on the four annexed territories in Ukraine’s east. Moscow now sees this as Russian territory and says it will never give it up.
“Attempts to return Russia to the borders of 1991 will lead to only one thing. Towards a global war with Western countries using the entire strategic arsenal of our state,” Medvedev began in the Sunday statement posted to Telegram.
He followed ominously with a ‘target list’…
”In Kiev, Berlin, London, Washington.”
He further described that nuclear missiles would strike “all other beautiful historical places that have long been included in the flight targets of our nuclear triad.”
“Will we have the courage to do this if the disappearance of a thousand-year-old country, our great Motherland, is at stake, and the sacrifices made by the people of Russia over the centuries will be in vain?” Medvedev then said: “The answer is obvious.”
This is not the first time he’s warned of “nuclear fire” if NATO or Ukraine forces seize Russian territory. Moscow has warned could deploy its nuclear arsenal if it faces at ‘existential threat’ to its survival.
However, this appears to be the first time Russia has threatened nukes if its control of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia faces existential threat. Of course, this includes Crimea too.
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A military spokesman for Yemen’s Houthis has announced the group carried out fresh attacks Tuesday, as they continue keeping up the pressure on the US-led naval coalition patrolling the Red Sea.
Significantly, the spokesman announced in the new operation attacks using kamikaze drones “targeting several American warships in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.”
The statement further said, according to a translation, “Simultaneously, Yemen targeted sensitive IOF military locations in the Umm al-Rashrash (Eilat) south of occupied Palestine using kamikaze drones.”
“Additionally, the Yemeni naval forces targeted an Israeli ship MSC SILVER in the Gulf of Aden with anti-ship missiles,” the Houthi spokesman’s written statement said.
It’s as yet unclear whether the drones struck their intended targets. The latest Pentagon statement didn’t indicate this was the case. But a statement did confirm an attempt to strike the USS Laboon with an anti-ship cruise missile. On Tuesday US Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a list of at least five significant military actions and events from Monday into early Tuesday.
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The Israel-Hezbollah war is expanding, which was on display Monday as Israel for the first time struck near a large city which is deep inside Lebanon, far away from the border, in the region of Ghaziyeh.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari has confirmed in a statement that military was behind large airstrikes that rocked a town just south of Sidon earlier in the day. Hagari the strikes targeted Hezbollah weapons depots, and also served as a response to an explosive-laden that struck northern Israel previously on Monday.
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