Medvedev warns of nuclear war if US deploys WMD to Poland
The former President of Russia has commented on the recent Polish request to place nuclear weapons in Poland .
The former President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, says that if the US grants Poland's request for nuclear weapons, a nuclear war might break out.
In response to the deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Friday that Poland wanted to host US nuclear weapons.
"In connection with the fact that Russia intends to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus … we all appealing to the entire NATO to take part in the Nuclear Sharing program," Morawiecki said after the EU summit.
On his part, John Kirby, the White House National Security Council Spokesperson, stated that the US has nothing to say on the topic.
During a solemn gathering to commemorate Independence Day, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Western politicians are pressuring Europe toward a nuclear showdown, the Belta news agency said.
Two weeks ago, Lukashenko announced that Belarus will have "no hesitation" to employ nuclear weapons in case aggression is perpetrated against the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in late March that Russian tactical nuclear weapons would be placed in Belarus, with the storage sites for weapons expected to be finished by July 1.
He posted a Telegram response on Saturday to a comment by TASS in which he called the Polish leadership “patented degenerates.” Medvedev elaborated that if those are the people in power in Poland, that means the weapons surely "will be used."
Medvedev, who is presently the deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, pointed out that such a scenario would also have a good side, expressing that "All dudas, morawieckis, kaczynskis, and other scum will disappear,” presumably alluding to Poland's president, premier, and leader of the ruling Law and Justice party.
The NATO Nuclear Sharing Program, which began in 2009, has seen US B-61 nuclear weapons placed in various places around Europe.
The Russian leader explained then that this move will be similar to the United States' deployment of some of its nuclear arsenal in Europe, further noting that Russia's action does not violate the nuclear nonproliferation agreements (NPT).