Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, has made stark comments regarding the potential for war between Russia and NATO, describing such a scenario as an apocalypse that could signify "the end of everything."
According to Lenta, Medvedev's remarks come amid rising tensions and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, drawing significant attention to the geopolitical implications of such a confrontation.
Medvedev has explicitly stated that a war with NATO would not follow the pattern of the special military operation in Ukraine, suggesting that conventional trench warfare utilizing artillery, armored vehicles, and drones would be unlikely due to the disparate military capabilities between Russia and NATO.
With the collective military budget of Western countries potentially reaching one and a half trillion dollars, Russia would resort to an asymmetrical response, utilizing ballistic and cruise missiles equipped with special warheads.
The Apocalypse Scenario
"This is precisely the apocalypse. The end of everything," Medvedev remarked, emphasizing the catastrophic outcomes of a military conflict between Russia and NATO.
He criticized Western politicians for misleading the public about the readiness for war with Russia, urging them to speak the truth about the real consequences of such a conflict.
International Reactions and Planning
The comments come in the context of discussions in Germany about the development of conflict scenarios between Russia and Ukraine. German Bundestag member Jacqueline Nastich inquired about the potential war scenarios considered by the German Federal Ministry of Defense, highlighting the altered security landscape in Europe due to the conflict.
In response, Germany's parliamentary state secretary at the Ministry of Defense, Siemtje Moeller, acknowledged that the Bundeswehr and the German Ministry of Defense have developed specific scenarios for the further development of events to ensure NATO's defensive capabilities.
The Bundeswehr's primary mission of modern national defense and allied defense, based on the National Security Strategy, dictates its self-assessment, structure, functionality, multinational cooperation, and training exercises.
Medvedev's Critique of Western Spending
Medvedev also critiqued NATO countries' leaders for diverting massive funds from social issues within their states to support the conflict in a "dying country," referring to Ukraine, whose population has dispersed across Europe.
He suggested that such expenditures distract voters from the billions spent on aiding Ukraine instead of addressing domestic social challenges.