A former President Russia, Dmitry Medvedevreminding that any interference or expansion by member countries of military alliances North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the Crimean Peninsula could be considered a declaration of war against Russia.
This situation, said Medvedev, who is now Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, could trigger ‘World War III’. So as reported ReutersTuesday (28/6/2022),
“For us, Crimea is part of Russia. And that means forever. Any attempt to encroach on Crimea is a declaration of war against our country,” Medvedev told the Moscow news website, Arguments and Factson Monday (27/6) local time.
“And if this is done by a NATO member country, it means conflict with the entire North Atlantic alliance; World War III. A total disaster,” said Medvedev, who served as President of Russia from 2008 to 2012.
Medvedev also mentioned that if Finland and Sweden join NATO, Russia will strengthen its borders. Russia, Medvedev said, would also “prepare for retaliatory measures”, which could include the prospect of installing Iskander hypersonic missiles “on the threshold of their territory”.
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