Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev believes that Kyiv and Western countries are pushing the world to a global war.
"If Russia does not win, then, apparently, Ukraine does. The Kyiv regime announced Ukraine's goal in the war — to retrieve all the territories that previously belonged to Ukraine. In other words — to separate them from Russia. This is a threat to the existence of our state, the collapse of today's Russia.
"That means a direct reason for the application of Paragraph 19 of the Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence.
"Who plans a nuclear conflict then, let me ask? Is this not a direct provocation of a world war with the use of nuclear weapons?”
According to Medvedev, it is Russia's full victory that may save the world from such a conflict.
Paragraph 19 of the Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence reads as follows:
The conditions specifying the possibility of nuclear weapons use by the Russian Federation are as follows:
How is Russia going to respond? Last time, an attack of this scale on the Crimean Bridge led to the beginning of the destruction of the Ukrainian energy system