Russia, Monday May 9, commemorates the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II while the country remains at war in Ukraine and Vladimir Putin leaves the threat of the use of nuclear weapons in the conflict. A spokesman for the Russian Embassy in France, Alexander Makogonov, who was questioned on Monday on the France Info website, said sending Western troops to Ukraine is important. “Red line” Do not cross.
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franceinfo: Vladimir Putin questioned the possibility of using nuclear weapons in the context of the war in Ukraine. Does Russia intend to use nuclear weapons?
From the very beginning, from the very beginning of this military operation, Russia has made it clear that it does not even consider the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. always like this. The use of nuclear weapons is very well established, which is conditional on the military doctrine of our country. It is always defensive in the event of a threat of a strategic nature to the existence of our country.
If Western countries send troops to Ukraine, is this a red line?
That is why Western countries have not sent troops there yet. This is already starting to provoke a direct confrontation and a front. It really is a red line.
You have a country that invaded another country and sent its army and planes to another country. What is that called?
The term war, in the traditional sense, is out of place to describe the current situation in Ukraine. When it comes to war, it is a war between armies and peoples. In this case, in this case in the case of Ukraine or Russia, no one has declared war on anyone, neither Russia against Ukraine nor Ukraine against Russia. It’s not a perfect army. These are specialized units comprising military personnel who serve in the army. We have a very limited group.
The Russian military bombed a school in eastern Ukraine where civilians had sought refuge, killing 60 people according to the Ukrainian government. Is this a war crime?
Rather, it is a provocation, another provocation by the Kyiv regime. Because let’s think logically about the meaning for the Russian army or the militias of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic to shoot at the school to kill schoolchildren, to kill teachers, to kill whom? The first question: Who fired? Perhaps it was the Ukrainians themselves who organized all this, because it allows them to place all responsibility on the Russians, and once again accuse them of war crimes by showing the whole world these terrible pictures.
The non-governmental organization Amnesty International, which immediately investigated Ukraine, collected 45 testimonies from people alleging that some of their relatives or family members were voluntarily killed by Russian soldiers, killed or executed, some of whom were handcuffed. The NGO is talking about compelling evidence. How do you respond?
It’s also a montage. You know if these testimonies were collected on the territory of Ukraine, I can imagine under the pressure of the population there. They do not even have the right to say a word in support of the Russians. They will be immediately prosecuted by the Ukrainian authorities. Ukrainians are prohibited from supporting Russia. So I can imagine the testimonials could be made up. We don’t know anything.
If the Ukrainian government was already inhabited, as you say and as Vladimir Putin says, by the Nazis, if the Ukrainian army was already infiltrated by the Nazis on every street corner, why is no one seeing them?
Not every neo-Nazi has “I am a neo-Nazi” written on the forehead. In Ukraine, there are about fifteen officially registered neo-Nazi organizations that are fully operational both officially and openly. According to the law, there are thousands and thousands of people, thousands of adults working with young people, with children always ready to welcome new participants, new fighters into their ranks. And there, this neo-Nazi ideology is so powerful in Ukraine that it has penetrated almost all state structures, in the government and parliament, in the special services, in the army in particular.