As Medvedev said in his channel on the social network Telegram, "Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons if necessary."
Medvedev calls such a need a situation when “we or our allies will be attacked using this type of weaponry. Or if aggression with the use of conventional weapons threatens the very existence of our state".
Medvedev stressed that Russia would use nuclear weapons "without asking anyone's permission, without lengthy consultations".
“And it’s definitely not a bluff", - he said.
He noted that Russia will also do everything to ensure that Ukraine and other "hostile neighbors" do not have nuclear weapons.
He added that if Russia launches a nuclear strike on Ukraine, then NATO, in his opinion, "will not directly intervene in the conflict even in this situation".
“After all, the security of Washington, London, Brussels is much more important for the North Atlantic Alliance than the fate of the dying Ukraine that no one needs, even if it is abundantly supplied with various weapons”, - the deputy chairman of the Security Council is convinced.
According to Medvedev, the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine for NATO countries is nothing more than "business."
“Overseas and European demagogues are not going to die in a nuclear apocalypse. Therefore, they will swallow the use of any weapon in the current conflict", - Medvedev concluded.
According to Medvedev, the Ukrainian leadership is unable to comprehend what is happening, since the country's rulers "are in constant military frenzy with short pauses for bizarre drug dreams".
Representatives of the US, the EU and other NATO countries, according to Medvedev, are also not worthy rivals for the Russian Federation, since they suffer from short-sightedness and "hard of hearing." In addition, they have “ritual verbal diarrhea” and splashing of “Atlantic saliva”, and the new Prime Minister of Britain Truss, whom the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council calls the “London aunt”, is “young in mind”.
“Fountains of diarrheal demagogy, coupled with vicious croaking rhetoric, have become a long-proven weapon of the Anglo-Saxon world,” the ex-president of the Russian Federation described the Western rulers in this way.
This is not the first sharp statement by the Russian ex-premier against representatives of Western countries. In a September 7 post on his Telegram channel, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev called the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss a “freak aunt” and an “incompetent and mediocre thermonuclear Russophobe” who “mows” under Margaret Thatcher. Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Truss's predecessor as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a "freak-uncle" and "shaggy Boriska".
Earlier, Medvedev spoke of European politicians as "half-witted", as well as the brains of ordinary Europeans "notably pissed off" through their fault.