Russian house speaker warns ‘global tragedy’ amid continued Western support for Ukraine
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Russia’s lower house speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, said that Russia will respond with “retaliatory measures using more powerful weapons” if NATO allies continue sending weapons to Ukraine.
- Volodin said that Western leaders should consider that Russian weapons’ “technological superiority” could “end in a global tragedy.”
- His statements come as Germany and the U.S. consider whether to heed Ukraine’s requests for more tanks.
Another leader of the Russian parliamentary delivered a threat of “a global catastrophe” following Ukraine‘s continued support from Western countries.
Germany, the U.S., and its allies have been considering whether to heed Ukraine’s requests to send tanks.
On Sunday, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, wrote on Telegram that if the U.S. and NATO send Ukraine weapons that can “strike civilian cities and attempt to seize our territories,” Russia will respond with “retaliatory measures using more powerful weapons.”
Volodin added, “Washington and Brussels are leading the world to a terrible war: to a completely different military action than today, when strikes are carried out exclusively on the military and critical infrastructure used by the Kyiv regime.”
Citing Russian weapons’ “technological superiority,” he said that “foreign politicians need to understand that this could end in a global tragedy that will destroy their countries.”
He said that nuclear powers did not use weapons of mass destruction before since they “did not face a situation where there was a threat to the security of their citizens and the territorial integrity of the country.”
According to a New York Times report, Ukraine has requested German Leopard 2 tanks to replenish its mostly worn-out fleet. While the vehicles can also be provided by other NATO allies, Germany had been reluctant to make the provisions and suggested that it would only do so if the U.S. also sent its own Abrams tanks.
U.S. officials have resisted sending such due to their complex maintenance. But some members of Congress have called for such provisions ahead of a potential springtime offensive by Russia.
“If it requires our sending some Abrams tanks in order to unlock getting the Leopard tanks from Germany, from Poland, from other allies, I would support that,” Delaware Sen. Chris Coons (D) told ABC‘s “This Week” on Sunday.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R), the new head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed a similar sentiment: “Even saying we’re going to put Abrams tanks in, I think would be enough for Germany to unleash.”
January 24, 2023 at 6:36 pm
HERES A WARNING TO RUSSIA. GET OFF OUR BACKS AND QUIT THREATENING THE UNITED STATES
January 24, 2023 at 6:59 pm
Are you prepared for a nuclear war?
January 24, 2023 at 9:30 pm
biden started this fight for hiscash cow ukraine and the 14 high alert virolagy labs they were workingon in there ==bidens mob have pocketed 3/4 of all monies sent to ukrain,.==AND BY THE WAY. UN,,NATO,WHO IS RUN BY CCP OPERATIVES —-BIDEN IS THE PUPPET FOR OBUMMERS 3 TERM. ==RUIN USA== .. READ THE HISTORY =DONT BELIEVE CNN–MSNBC.. UKRAINE HAS BEEN FIGHTING IN THE DOMBASS REGION–90% RUSSIAN PEOPLE FOR 6 YEARS..
January 24, 2023 at 6:56 pm
Ukraine didn’t prepare for war, but expects us to use our war materials and our money to fight his war. This has to stop. Now Russia is on our tails if we send any more equipment to Ukraine. Time to stop. Is it worth a nuclear war with Russia to keep spending on Ukraine? Other countries have to step up/ Zalenski had a lot of nerve telling us that 100 Billlion dollars wasn’t enough. Stupid Biden obliged him and sesnt more.
January 24, 2023 at 7:27 pm
We, the U.S., either keep sending weapons and money to Ukraine to defend themselves against Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion or in a year or two we will be sending much, much more PLUS our soldiers to help defend the rest of Europe from war mongering Russia! Russia has already proven when they steal land from peaceful countries like they did with stealing Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and no other country resists their actions they will come back for more and more. And all the while they will threaten other countries with nuclear war if they meet with resistance. They fail to understand that other countries have nuclear weapons too and many of them are already aimed at Russia and will be sntto them from all directions when the first nuclear weapon from Russia is detected fired at any other country and Russia will be totally destroyed!
January 24, 2023 at 10:32 pm
It was Russia that started the war with their invasion of the Ukraine. Are we to suppose that is OK? In the 1930s we wanted no part of Europe’s wars. So we let Germany and their ally Japan overrun a huge portion of the world without interfering. After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and finally drew us into the conflict, it took us four years and tens of thousands of casualties to defeat them and put them back in their box. That experience was the reason for the policy of “containment” against the expansion of the USSR in the 1950s and 1960s. Are we to forget the constant flow of supplies and ammunition from the Russians to North Korea during the Korean War and to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War? We need to stop Russian attempts at domination of their smaller neighbors or they will be encouraged to continue their conquest of other neighbors and eventually draw us into another larger conflict.
January 25, 2023 at 12:20 am
If it were any other country than Ukraine, I would agree. But Ukraine, even under Zelensky, has been very corrupt, as bad as Russia and worse when it comes to state sponsored human trafficking. And they absolutely have Nazi brigades in their military, who were shelling Russian sympathizers months before Russia invaded. Our own State department acknowledged this. The invasion was wrong of course, and once again the people suffer and lose their lives. No clean hands in this mess
January 25, 2023 at 12:13 am
Zelensky is laundering a portion of that money back to people in the Democratic Party
January 24, 2023 at 7:03 pm
F#*K pooter in his biden!
January 24, 2023 at 7:06 pm
Some people are comparing Putin and Hitler by saying that if more countries had united against Hitler and stopped him as soon as he invaded Poland, we wouldn’t have had the destruction brought on by world war 2. The difference is, Hitler didn’t have nuclear weapons capable of hitting virtually every country on the planet…
January 24, 2023 at 7:24 pm
So does the USA and other NATO countries.
January 25, 2023 at 12:40 am
I’ve heard nuclear wars are bad for the environment. Maybe not as bad as gas stoves and cow farts, but still pretty bad
January 25, 2023 at 12:28 am
I wonder what will happen if Ukraine accidentally crosses the border into the Russia and attacks the Russian army directly in a American or a German made tanks? It could happen and what a nightmare that would be. Seems like no one is thinking about that. It could be all over in a flash of light. Putin doesn’t need their resources, just a buffer zone. Whether it’s radioactive or not is of no consequence to him
January 24, 2023 at 7:07 pm
What the Russians are saying is that they are losing the war now, and additional tanks for Ukraine will accelerate that trend toward eviction of Russia from all Ukrainian territories, including Crimea, and they won’t give up Crimea. We all know that Russia annexed their conquered Crimea territory last year and the Donbas territories of Ukraine recently. They are blowing smoke threatening escalation because they don’t want Ukraine to regain those annexed territories which will humiliate Putin and top Russians, not to mention the evicted military. It’s more smoke and idle threats from Putin’s Dumas, which is completely under his thumb, so a mouthpiece for the top dog. Extra tanks and an upcoming Spring offensive could very well retake all Ukraine territories now under Russian ‘annexation’ and armed conflict and would humble the Russians from top to bottom. I don’t think their recent conscripts to the army will be effective without a plan and top generals to implement it, so the threats begin anew.
January 24, 2023 at 7:18 pm
This is total bull shit Russia DONT got shit they been using all their rocket and bombs in on their little venture it all right for them to attack school and hospitals and just plain kill innocent people ENOUGHT !!!! BLOW the MF up and his cronies they want to threaten fk them enough of the threat blow his ass up right along with his schools an hospitals see how he likes drinking out of the sewer He’s nothing more than a pos that need permanently destroyed .
January 25, 2023 at 12:39 am
How many nukes has he used yet? Convention arms he indeed has used a lot. If he is going out he may just go out with a bang. Back during the Cuban missile crisis, while we thought they were building missile silos, the USSR had already placed mobile nuclear missile launchers in Cuba, with enough range to nuke the southern U.S., and left the decision to launch to a Colonel on the ground, with the instructions to launch if he saw any US activity moving towards Cuba. Just saying, millions of US citizens will absolutely die if we are too reckless. All tyrants eventually die of old age and someone else, hopefully more reasonable will replace him
January 26, 2023 at 7:44 am
The USA is being blackmailed. All the money is unaccountable. Once the USA sponsored biological and chemical plants were discovered the money started to flow.