Hal Turner Radio Show
The Deputy Chairman of Russia’s National Security Council (Their equivalent of a Senate) has warned that the Kremlin could target western cities if Ukraine uses rockets supplied by the US to carry out strikes on Russia.
President Joe Biden announced this week that his administration was sending long-range missiles to Ukraine, backtracking on an earlier statement that the US would not be giving the war-torn country advanced weaponry.
Dmitry Medvedev, a former President of Russia and current chairman of the national security council, warned there would be consequences if these were used against Russian soil.
He told Al Jazeera: ‘If, God forbid, these weapons are used against Russian territory then our armed forces will have no other choice but to strike decision-making centers. ‘Of course, it needs to be understood that the final decision-making centers in this case, unfortunately, are not located on the territory of Kyiv.’
The rocket systems being sent over to Ukraine will be able to strike enemy targets about 50 miles away.
Biden said it would help Ukraine on the battlefield as fighting intensifies in the east of the country.
The White House said it had agreed to provide Ukraine with the new missiles after receiving assurances from President Zelensky that they would not be used to hit targets inside Russia.
However, the Kremlin said it did not believe Zelensky.
‘The United States is directly and intentionally adding fuel to the fire,’ Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, said.