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Putin henchman directly threatens UK with nuclear war if Russia loses in Ukraine

One of Vladimir Putin's closest cronies has directly threatened the UK with nuclear war if Russia loses in Ukraine.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council, extended his threat to all NATO countries.

He appeared to be warning the West against sending more weapons to Ukraine.

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Medvedev said today (Thursday, January 19): "Tomorrow at the Ramstein base in [Germany], the great military leaders will discuss new tactics and strategy, as well as deliveries of new heavy weapons and strike systems to Ukraine.

"And this is right after the Davos Forum, where underdeveloped [Western] political party goers repeat like a mantra: ‘To achieve peace, Russia must lose’.

"It doesn't occur to any of the wretches to draw the following elementary conclusion: That the loss of a nuclear power in a conventional war could provoke a nuclear war."

Medvedev also suggested that Putin may be ousted if Russia is defeated, saying that the country's "fate" was on the line.

He continued: "Nuclear powers have not lost major conflicts on which their fate depends.

"And this should be obvious to anyone. Even a Western politician with any trace of intelligence."

Medvedev has been instrumental in Russia's "special military operation" in Ukraine given his role on the Security Council.

Some analysts have gone as far to suggest he may be positioning himself for another go at the presidency if Putin is forced out, either following defeat or because of his rumoured ill health.

He recently threatened jail time to Russian arms manufacturing bosses who failed to deliver missiles and tanks to a deadline.

During a visit to the 61st Armoured Vehicle Repair Plant in St Petersburg, he warned: "The tasks here are obvious, and they need to be promptly addressed, in no way allowing for the disruption of approved deadlines.

"In the case of repeat violations, let me remind you that special criminal punishment has been introduced [under] the Russian criminal code."

That "special criminal punishment" could see manufacturers jailed for up to 10 years.

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