by Zero Hedge
Russia Must Prepare For “Possible Aggressive Action” From NATO, Putin Advisor Says
Following earlier this month both Finland and Sweden signaling their intent to join NATO, close Putin ally and former president Dmitry Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, has warned that the Western military alliance is engaged in a military buildup along Russia’s borders.
“A senior Russian official said on Tuesday that NATO’s reinforcement of its borders with Russia was no longer a figure of speech and Moscow should be prepared for possible aggressive action, Russia’s TASS news agency reported,” according to Reuters. “NATO’s expansion near Russia’s borders is no longer a figure of speech or a set of threats, we must be prepared for aggressive action,” he said according to a translation.
The fresh words follow Medvedev’s prior threats to position nuclear and hypersonic missiles along Russian’s western border in the scenario that Finland and Sweden join NATO. The prospect of Finland, which is said to be studying the issue, joining the alliance is especially alarming for the Kremlin, given Russian and its Scandinavian neighbor share a 810-mile border. Sweden, though a little less important geographically, has already announced its intent to join the alliance.
“There can be no more talk of any nuclear–free status for the Baltic – the balance must be restored,” Medvedev said previously.
But now on Tuesday, he’s heightened the rhetoric further by saying, “We are talking primarily about an attempt to expand NATO’s presence near our borders.” Medvedev stated further according to state-run TASS, based on a rush translation:
“And this is no longer a figure of speech today, this is not a set of standard threats. We must be prepared for those aggressive actions that may happen.”
The thrust of his words were toward encouraging the rapid technological advance of the country’s defense capabilities amid the new ‘NATO threat’ – given the remarks were delivered before a national conference on science and education. He stressed that “it is important to build up, among other things, a system that allows you to provide the country with the most modern weapons.”
“And this requires reliable, high-tech, powerful equipment – both military and dual-use,” the deputy head of the Security Council added, explaining that the situation did “not arise by itself, especially in those conditions when sanctions have been imposed on the country.”
Senior Russian official says NATO's reinforcement of its borders with Russia was no longer a figure of speech and Moscow should be prepared for possible aggressive action – TASS
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) April 19, 2022
He described that it’s a matter of “survival of the state”
Funny coincidence, that “new” Covid strain getting out in the largest city on the planet just in time to hobble any help China might give Russia.
Russia should deal with the Putin threat internally before NATO decides to do so.
The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates for 2024, ranked
why are so many democrats lining up to run against joe in 2024?
Why are they pretending to “run?”
Just pick one and rig the election. We all know that’s how it’s done.
Because Democrats don’t have a Cult Leader like THE MIGHTY TRUMPUTIN.
How many ran against obama in 2012?
TRUMPUTIN, THE ELEPHANT KING. It’s a new K-3 reader, approved by Florida Republicans.
DeSantis may throw a fit when he finds out.
DeSantis sure put a wrinkle in your pantries. You are crying like a little girl.
I’m afraid the that’s just another scene from the imaginary clown circus between your ears. It’s strange how often little girls seem to figure in.
Because Democrats don’t have a..Leader…
So true. They have a man shitting his pants on the world stage, allowing needless war and destroying American life.
Here’s a clue for the clueless: The thug who actually STARTED a needless war is Vladimir Putin. If he gets past Ukraine, which he’s trying to reduce to rubble, it will turn into World War 3 in the blink of an eye. Biden understands this. If Putin isn’t stopped, there will be hell to pay.
biden understands nothing. biden has failed at trying to stop Putin.
Do you prefer direct military engagement to sanctions? Or to let Putin do whatever the hell he wants? Because those are the only three real-world options.
The sanctions are putting enormous pressure on the Russian economy. The longer they go on, the worse it will get. There’s collateral damage, but accepting that a hell of a lot better than World War 3.
Idiot Biden enabled Putin. He probably got another big, fat check for it.
So which of the three options do you support? Because choosing one or the is the point we’re presently at. How we got there is pretty much a question for historians to argue about.
I don’t support options that are limited by having an incompetent fool create disastrous crises. I support the option of having a strong leader that keeps thugs like Putin restricted and unable to launch wars.
Idiot Biden creates disasters that HAVE no good solutions. That’s the problem with relying on election fraud instead of the will of the people. Hopefully, he can and will be impeached in early 2023. Hopefully from that lesson, the leftist cabal left in charge will look out for the United States’ interests instead of their own profits.
And for our judges as we discover this war was caused by US and Euro corruption in Ukraine, our own dictator getting rich from using his son as a proxy pawn.
I think a few too many globalist jerk*ffs pushed and pushed, and are now in damage control mode as Putin takes advantage of America being hobbled by an illegal regime and senile puppet sitting in a stage chair.
This war will end when we get real leadership and extricate the now-complete globalist takeover of our government.
I wonder why Greg doesn’t want to discuss the failures that got us to this point? Any thoughts?
You make the assumption its one or the other, there are infinite possibilities unless you are a retarded leftie Democrat.
Here’s a solid fact: the thug Putin could not and would not have launched his invasion were it not for idiot Biden’s incompetence, weakness and policies that enabled him.
That isn’t a fact, it’s a claim. And the serious problems Biden is giving Putin don’t support it. Biden’s responses have turned Putin’s Special Military Operation into a Russian military disaster. Biden has turned Putin’s own actions into a threat to Putin’s continued rule of Russia. Putin has launched a war that he ultimately cannot win. It was a stupid, stupid move.
No, it’s an absolute and irrefutable fact. Idiot Biden is in control of nothing. He’s a puppet guided by the Easter Bunny shaking hands with the air. Putin was enriched by idiot Biden’s domestic energy policies and emboldened by idiot Biden’s incompetence and weakness. What idiot Biden does AFTER the initiation of hostilities is immaterial; if Trump had been in the White House, the invasion would never have happened, just like the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan (which convinced Putin NOW was the time to act).
Now, is there enough evidence on Hunter’s laptop to warrant an investigation of idiot Biden?
What he does will determine the outcome.
The walls are closing in!!!!
Take heart Goose stepper, We have it all in the druggies laptop and it names Harris as well. Pelosi Son also involved and in the laptop.
Democrats have nothing but election fraud. They can’t run their god, Obama, anymore, so they use figureheads (the older, more incompetent and stupid, the better). Other than the failure Obama, Democrats have NOTHING. When he’s the best you got, you’re sunk.
You never answered my earlier question; is there enough evidence on Hunter’s laptop to warrant an investigation of idiot Biden?
The origin of much of the material attributed to the laptop can’t be determined. It’s tainted evidence because the drive has been altered. Even the guy who first examined it has said that’s so:
Now warning about Hunter Biden-laptop disinfo: The guy who leaked it
You don’t answer the question. Does the evidence on the laptop present enough suspicion to initiate a legitimate investigation? Do you think having 1,000 times the evidence of corruption is sufficient excuse for an investigation? Of, because you believe the evidence and corruption is real and a Democrat is the focus, you want the issue to just be swept under a rug, like every other accusation credibly made against a Democrat?
No one has yet found any discrepancies that indicate the evidence on the laptop is anything but what it is claimed to be: Hunter’s own information kept on that laptop.
Actually, there IS evidence that files have been added since the laptop turned up in Mac Isaac’s repair shop:
That raises serious questions about what is real and what isn’t.
WHAT “experts”? And you still don’t answer my question; is there enough suspicious activity to warrant an investigation? I mean, all it took to investigate Trump for three years was Hillary saying he should be investigated. Here you have many emails, already verified as authentic, and sworn testimony by a business associate that idiot Biden was cultivating business with China and putting their interests ahead of US national interests. Should this be investigated?
He had and lost other laptops, at least one lost in Russia, yes an external drive can transfer data to a hard drive, the owner just may have done that if a screen or keyboard was broken on another laptop. We know he made copies, the original the FBI took possession.
He already has been connected to deals with China and labs in Ukraine.
Soloman says its much worse than even expected
And, it should be noted, if there are discrepancies being reported about the laptop, the FBI COULD be refuting it with evidence. Have you seen that yet?
Oh, they’re rank, alright.
Would say that about any other country???
“Hey everyone! Kill your own leader!!!” – greg
Perhaps someone with actual grit and diplomatic ability should be making those decisions?
So I suppose, greg, you’re prepping the public for when they announce Putin was assassinated, by US and NATO operatives, to say it was just some random citizen standing up for freedom?
The Left ALWAYS telegraphs what it’s going to do.
Godspeed to anyone tries.
Charitable With Other People’s Money: Bidens Gave 0.55% of Last Year’s Income to Charity
Did he declare all his kickbacks from Hunter and his payments from China?
10% for the big guy
The blown up Russian tanks and armored vehicles littering the landscape might be taken as a clue.
If they are kickin ass why the demand for more lethal equipment and lots of it?
Gee, could there be some correlation between Russia invading its neighbors and other neighbors wanting to join NATO? This is like Democrats letting violent criminals out of jail, no-bail arrests releasing suspected violent criminals back into the public and prosecutors that refuse to prosecute then complaining why so many people desire to own firearms. Try being civilized; maybe it will catch on.
Oh guys I am gonna pee, Greg needs to get there quick and show this MSLSD wanna be nazi how to sling a rifle and clue him that camo welding gloves wont fit in the trigger