Rogozin allowed the destruction of NATO countries in half an hour in the event of a nuclear war
He continued that such a war cannot be allowed, therefore, it is necessary to win by “conventional armed means”, and called for the transfer of the defense industry and related sectors of the economy “on a war footing”
In the event of a nuclear war, Russia will destroy the NATO countries in half an hour, said the director general of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin on Telegram. At the same time, he stressed that Russia should not allow such a war, because its consequences will affect the state of the Earth. “Therefore, we will have to defeat this economically and militarily more powerful enemy by conventional armed means,” — wrote Rogozin.
Among the conditions for “victory” he called “total solidarity” countries with an army, the mobilization of the economy, the transfer of the military-industrial complex and related industrial sectors of Russia “on a war footing”. “And this must be done immediately and quickly,” — added the head of Roskosmos.
“We are not fighting the Nazis in Ukraine. We liberate Ukraine from NATO occupation and push the worst enemy away from our western borders,— wrote the head of Roskosmos in another post.
On April 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow was adhering to a “principled position”; on the inadmissibility of nuclear war, however, noted that the risks of its implementation are very significant. “The risks are very, very significant, I really don’t want these risks to be artificially inflated, and there are many who want to. The danger is serious, it is real, it cannot be underestimated, — he said.
US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan called Lavrov's statements “nuclear blackmail”. The Pentagon then called the words about the possibility of using nuclear weapons dangerous and not useful. The White House urged to reduce the number of statements on the topic of the start of a nuclear war to reduce the heat.
Lavrov later noted that Russia “does not play” words about nuclear war compared to the Ukrainian and Polish authorities. He recalled that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed regret in January about the renunciation of nuclear weapons, and Polish Prime Minister Yaroslav Kaczynski proposed placing American nuclear weapons on Polish territory. According to the minister, Moscow has long pointed out that there can be no winners in a nuclear war.
Read on RBC Pro Pro How to change the motivation system for top managers in a crisis the relevance of digital assets and currencies p> The White House agreed with this position of Russia. “I would say that the Russians themselves for some time, including last year, made it clear that it is impossible to win a nuclear war. We agree with this. It is important for every country to reiterate this, as it is for every elected official here [in the US],” — said the press secretary of the US presidential administration, Jen Psaki.
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