Deputy Chairman of the Russian National Security Council Dmitry Medvedev:

  • We will do our best to prevent the emergence of nuclear weapons in our hostile neighbors such as the current NATO-controlled Ukraine

  • Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary

  • If the threat to Russia crosses the red line, we will have to respond and it is definitely not a hoax

  • The security of Washington, London and Brussels is far more important to NATO than the fate of the ephemeral Ukraine that no one needs