“It doesn’t occur to any of the wretches to draw the following elementary conclusion: That the loss of a nuclear power in a conventional war could provoke a nuclear war. Nuclear powers have not lost major conflicts on which their fate depends. And this should be obvious to anyone.”
In case anyone is still confused, Medvedev followed up with another warning just today (Wednesday, February 22) on his Telegram channel, which said Russia will defend itself by any means and “with any weapon, including the nuclear kind.”
There are also reports this week that Russia is deploying nuclear-armed ships for the first time in 30 years.