Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on NATO to launch preemptive strikes against Russia, rather than wait for Moscow to use nuclear weapons.
He made such a statement during a speech at the Lowy Institute in Australia, which he conducted via video link, reports RIA News”.
In his opinion, the North Atlantic Alliance should reconsider the procedure for applying its pressure.
Preemptive strikes so they know what will happen to them if they use it. And not vice versa – wait for Russia’s nuclear strikes, then to say: “Oh, you are so, well, keep it from us!”, –
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
In Russia, they declared the responsibility of the West for the words of Zelensky.
In turn, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov noted that the words of the head of Ukraine are nothing more than a call to start a world war.
In this regard, he called on all countries of the world to pay attention to the words about preventive strikes against Russia.
In addition, Peskov said that the United States and Great Britain should be responsible for calling on the Ukrainian leader, since they “de facto direct the activities of Kyiv.”
A similar opinion was expressed by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.
The diplomat stressed that the West is fueling a nuclear war with the hands of Zelensky.
Every person on the planet must realize that the puppet and unbalanced character Zelensky, pumped up with weapons, has turned into a monster whose hands can destroy the planet,” he said.
According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, reacted more sharply. He called the Ukrainian leader an idiot and advised psychiatrists to give Zelensky a preventive craniotomy.
Until he did even more trouble for his people and everyone else, ”
said the politician.
In Ukraine, they disavowed the call to strike at Russia.
The United Nations (UN) also commented on Zelensky’s words about a preventive strike on Russia.
Thus, the official representative of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, pointed out the unacceptability of even a discussion about a nuclear conflict.
With regard to any comments regarding the use of nuclear weapons, I would like to refer you to what the Secretary General has already said on this subject. His position hasn’t changed.”
Later, the press secretary of the President of Ukraine, Sergei Nikiforov, denied the call to use nuclear weapons against Russia.
Colleagues, you went a little too far with your nuclear hysteria and now you hear nuclear strikes even where there are none, ”
he said on his Facebook page (a social network banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation and banned).
Nikiforov explained that it was about preventive sanctions that had to be introduced before February 24.
On September 21, Vladimir Putin announced the start of partial mobilization in Russia. He also accused the West of “nuclear blackmail” and added that “the wind rose could turn in their direction as well.”
A number of European countries took these words as a direct threat, and US intelligence began to pay special attention to monitoring Russia’s nuclear arsenal.