Putin gives order for Russia to deploy nukes in Ukraine claims Kremlin insider

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One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest aides has warned him that the West is seeking to “destroy Russia ”.

The worrying message came from former-president Dmitry Medvedev, and was part of a rant about using nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

He is now the deputy head of the Russian security council.

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According to local media reports, he has portrayed the West acting in an "extremely aggressive" geopolitical assault on Moscow.

"Their goal is the same – to destroy Russia,” he warned.

“This is the root cause of the aggressive Russophobic geopolitical process initiated by the West.

“As in the case of Georgia, the Americans deliberately strengthened the feeling of impunity in Kyiv, pumped him with weapons, encouraged the killing of civilians in Donbas.

“And now they continue to exercise with Ukraine, the fate of which they absolutely do not care. The goal is the same – to destroy Russia.”

His bunker mentality claims came as a Russian opposition source said that warmonger President Putin has not abandoned “the options for using nuclear weapons in the war with Ukraine.

The Putin supporting General SVR Telegram channel also claimed that Putin has “given direct orders to prepare such options”.

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The said: “Putin usually gives orders to prepare several options for the implementation of a number of decisions.

“And after preparing all the options, he chooses the one that he likes best, immediately before the implementation of this plan.

“One of the scenarios for the development of the conflict is being actively prepared, when Putin will be able to realise the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons.

“The recent shelling by Russian troops of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant occupied by them in Energodar is part of the implementation of this scenario.

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“When this plan is implemented, part of the facilities at the station will be blown up and the power unit damaged, while Putin will speak accusing the leadership of Ukraine of nuclear terrorism, blaming Ukraine for the explosions and equating ‘nuclear terrorism’ with the use of nuclear weapons by Ukraine, giving the order to use tactical nuclear weapons as a ‘response’ measure.”

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