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Medvedev: Russia increases production of the “most powerful” weapons of destruction

Moscow, 11 Dec. The vice president of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, warned today that Russia increases the production of the “most powerful” weapons of destruction to counter the supposed threat from the West.

“Our enemy has entrenched himself not only in the Kiev province of our little Russia. He is in Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a host of other places (…),” wrote the former president of Russia on his Telegram account.

“Therefore, we are increasing the production of the most powerful means of destruction, including those based on new principles,” he said, without disclosing further details.

Medvedev disqualified the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, calling him a “pseudo-Ukrainian with a Russian surname” and who declared last night on the NTA television channel that Ukraine is capable of anything to defend itself.

“We will not ask anyone about what concerns our interests, that is, where and when to hit the enemy. But the enemy is with us, starting from the borders on our territory up to Vladivostok,” Danilov said, according to the UNIAN agency.

The secretary of the National Security Council was referring to the attack this week against Russian air bases deep inside Russia with Soviet-made drones attributed by Moscow to Ukraine.

Medvedev’s remarks come after Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Bishkek on Friday that Russia might consider adopting the “preemptive strike” theory in its nuclear doctrine, which currently does not exist in the plans adopted by the Kremlin on the use of nuclear weapons.

Putin maintained that in the United States “a preemptive strike is described” in its strategies, but that in Russia “it is different.”

“Our strategy formulates a response to an attack,” he said.

“If a potential adversary thinks that it is possible to use the theory of a preemptive attack, while we do not, then this prompts us to reflect on the threats that such ideas pose to us in the defense doctrines of other countries,” he said. EFE

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