December 8, 2022
(crédito: Alexander Nemenov/AFP)

Russia confirms that Ukraine’s accession to NATO will lead to world war 3

Published on 10/14/2022 06:00

(Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP)

Alexander Venediktov, Deputy Secretary of Russia’s National Security Council, warned yesterday that Ukraine’s eventual accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the path to a conflict that will drag the whole world. “Kyiv is well aware that such a step will mean a guaranteed escalation in World War III,” he told the Russian news agency TASS. He accused the West of being “a direct part of the conflict”. Venediktov’s comments add to the tension in the face of repeated threats from Kretenlin officials about the use of tactical nuclear weapons and coincide with a sensitive moment for Moscow’s forces in the country.

On the front, Russia has announced that it will help organize the evacuation of residents from Ukraine’s Kherson province, which it annexed last month, in a new sign of the progress of the Ukrainian counter-offensive. The announcement comes a day after Ukraine claimed it had retaken five sites in that region in the south of the country. “The government has decided to organize aid for the relocation of residents to other parts of the country,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khosnolin told Russian television.

The Russian occupation authorities in Kherson had earlier asked Moscow to withdraw civilians from these lands annexed by Russia at the end of September and which were the target of a Ukrainian army counterattack. “We ask all residents of Kherson province who want to protect themselves from (Ukrainian) missiles to go to other Russian regions,” Vladimir Saldo, head of the regional occupation administration, told Telegram. “Take your kids and go.” Kherson, located near the Crimean border, was the first city occupied by Russian forces since February 24.

nuclear attack

European Union chief of diplomacy Josep Borrell has sent a strong message to the Kremlin after veiled threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. He warned that “any nuclear attack against Ukraine will generate a response, and it will not be a nuclear response, but it will be so strong from a military point of view that the Russian army is eliminated.” For Borrell, Putin “guarantees that he does not lie. He cannot stand deception now.” “Those who support Ukraine are not cheating either,” he noted.