Russia Threatens War With Britain If It Sends Troops To Ukraine

Russia Threatens War With Britain If It Sends Troops To Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s right-hand man Dmitry Medvedev said Britain was arrogant and threatened war with the country. Medvedev, who is Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, emphasized that war with Britain would occur if they sent troops to Ukraine.

Medvedev issued the statement on Friday 12 January following British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s visit to Kyiv. Sunak’s visit was reportedly to increase military funding to help Ukraine buy new military drones.

Reported by US news on Sunday, January 14, Medvedev said that if Britain sent military to Ukraine it would mean a declaration of war on Russia. Medvedev also questioned how the West would feel if Sunak’s delegation was shot at with cluster bombs in the center of Kyiv. The reason is that according to him something similar recently happened to Russian civilians in Belgorod. Belgorod, which is in southern Russia and borders Ukraine, has been targeted by Ukrainian rockets and drones in recent months.

Medvedev’s remarks referred to the Ukrainian attack on December 30 which reportedly claimed the lives of 20 people including two children, and 111 children. The incident was described as an indiscriminate attack on Ukraine using cluster bombs. Ukrainian media RBC revealed an unnamed source said Ukrainian troops fired at military targets near Belgorod. This was in response to Russia’s massive bombing of a number of Ukrainian cities.

A few days earlier, Medvedev, who was President of Russia from 2008 to 2012, was Putin’s confidant. He also often makes threats and strong statements to those who attack Putin.