Russia escalates tensions with US with terrifying statement

A staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, has escalated Moscow’s aggressive stance towards the United States with a stark caution.

The ex-Prime Minister lambasted Americans as “nits” and declared that the US should “tremble and shake” for its continued assistance to Ukraine.

Rejecting any discussions on capping nuclear capabilities, Medvedev instead issued a grim proclamation that Russia’s nuclear arsenal would not be scaled back until America ceased backing Kyiv.


“We, they say, will supply the neo-Nazis with all types of weapons, including long-range missiles and aircraft, and discuss the New START Treaty with you.”

The US has been endeavouring to draw Moscow back into the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which Medvedev originally endorsed during Obama’s tenure in 2010.

Under this accord, both countries pledged to halve their nuclear warheads and implement a novel verification system. However, Russia halted its participation in February 2023.

Medvedev derided the American efforts to rekindle interest in the treaty as “absurdity, madness, delirium of a madman.”


Stepan Bandera was a notorious far-right political figure who led the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists from 1940 until 1959.

Medvedev then declared: “Let their entire elite worry! Let them tremble and shake, you nits!”

Yet, analysts suggest that the ex-Prime Minister’s menacing words are primarily aimed at domestic audiences rather than signaling an escalation in Russian belligerence.


Wilfred Wan, who heads the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s weapons of mass destruction programme, commented: “We have not seen nuclear weapons playing such a prominent role in international relations since the Cold War.”

Meanwhile, according to a different study by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the nine states with nuclear arms spent a staggering $91.4 billion on their nuclear capabilities in 2023 breaking down to $2,898 every second.

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