Sunday, May 28, 2017

Russian Parliamentarian: We Will Use Nuclear Weapons If The US Or NATO Enter Eastern Ukraine Or Crimea

Patrick Tucker, Defense One: Russian Lawmaker: We Would Use Nukes if US or NATO Enters Crimea

The Western alliance’s troop buildup in Eastern Europe has Moscow spooked.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member of Russia’s parliament told an international gathering of government security officials on Sunday.

“On the issue of NATO expansion on our borders, at some point I heard from the Russian military — and I think they are right — If U.S. forces, NATO forces, are, were, in the Crimea, in eastern Ukraine, Russia is undefendable militarily in case of conflict without using nuclear weapons in the early stage of the conflict,” Russian parliamentarian Vyacheslav Alekseyevich Nikonov told attendees at the GLOBSEC 2017 forum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Russian military leaders have discussed Moscow’s willingness to use nuclear weapons in a conflict with military leaders in NATO, as part of broader and increasingly contentious conversations about the alliance’s expansion, Nikonov later told Defense One.

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WNU editor: For those who may not know .... Russian parliamentarian Vyacheslav Nikonov (the Russian lawmaker who is quoted in this post) is the grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov, the former Soviet foreign minister under Stalin. Over the years he has served on the staff of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin .... and he is regarded to be one the "wise men" in the Russian government. I have met him also once .... and it was in a forum where I was giving the presentation on the need for Russia to reform its judicial system. He begins to participate at the 14:00 mark of the above video .... and he provides (IMHO) a good explanation on what is the current  Russian position on East-West tensions.


Jay Farquharson said...

the US/NATO Alliance won't go into Eastern Ukraine or Crimea, it's as simple as that.

War News Updates Editor said...

I know that the Russians do not believe that the U.S. will move into Crimea/eastern Europe .... my take is that it is Europe that they are looking at .... and they feel that they must point out to these leaders their red line just to remind them.

fazman said...

Lol or if they set up a baseball diamond in red square and hold the world series and red sox win.
This scenario is more likley than the u.s intervening in crimea.

Anonymous said...

Is it time for Little Feldgrau Men, Little Camo Men, or other non-state state actors to volunteer for service in East Ukraine like their counterparts did in the recent past? How would Putin and his imperialist autocrats respond to a dose of their own medicine?

Jay Farquharson said...

The "Polite Green Men" in Crimea consisted of the 15,000 strong Russian forces based in Crimea, the roughly 800 Spetnaz helecoptered in to take point, and the 12,500 members of the Ukrainian Army, Navy and Airforce who had decided that The Ukraine Sucked Butt.

Good luck with you plan though.

Andrew Jackson said...

Marines will piss on the wax dummy in Red Square,death to the Bolshevik filth!!!!

Jay Farquharson said...


At al Tanf, r u n n o f t'd.