Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev claimed on Sunday that British servicemen coaching Ukrainian navy in Ukraine, in addition to German firms constructing Taurus missiles, can be legitimate targets for Russian forces in the event that they equipped Kyiv.
Medvedev, the deputy head of Russia’s Safety Council and an more and more hawkish and anti-Western determine in Russian politics, claimed the West’s actions have been bringing World Battle Three nearer.
Medvedev first took goal at lately appointed British Defence Minister Grant Shapps, who acknowledged in a newspaper interview that London desires to deploy navy instructors to Ukraine, along with coaching Ukrainian armed forces within the UK or different Western nations.
“(This will) turn their instructors into a legal target for our armed forces,” Medvedev wrote on Telegram. “Understanding perfectly well that they will be ruthlessly destroyed. And not as mercenaries, but namely as British NATO specialists.”
Medvedev then turned his focus to Germany, vilifying those that needed Berlin to provide Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles that might strike Russian territory and attempt to restrict Moscow’s provide to its military.
“They say this is in accordance with international law. Well, in that case, strikes on German factories where these missiles are made would also be in full compliance with international law,” Medvedev mentioned.
“These morons are actively pushing us towards World War Three,” Medvedev mentioned.