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Russia says that mankind is in danger if the West tries to punish it even as the Ukraine war claims thousands of lives.

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Moscow’s previous president stated that sanctions and Western attempts to punish a nuclear power like Russia might threaten humanity even as the Russian assault on Ukraine continues after five months and has caused hundreds of dead, millions of displaced people, and destroyed cities and homes.

Dmitry Medvedev, the current deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, posted on Telegram on Wednesday “Punishing a nation with one of the highest nuclear potentials is an idiotic proposal. Additionally, it might be a hazard to humanity’s survival.”

There have been significant sanctions against Russia as a result of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Relations between Moscow and the West have also soured as a result of the incident. According to Reuters, since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when it was feared that a nuclear war was about to break out, this is the most catastrophic diplomatic crisis.

The past seems to be repeating itself right now. A nuclear strike remains a real possibility. The Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia and the United States jointly control about 4,000 nuclear warheads or roughly 90% of the total number in existence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a war criminal, according to US Vice President Joe Biden and most of the West. According to Ukraine and its Western backers, the Russian military has committed war crimes.

However, Medvedev portrayed the US as a bloody empire that has spread across the world. He alluded to several wars, from Vietnam to Afghanistan, as well as the genocide of Native Americans and nuclear attacks on Japan.

Medvedev cautioned that trying to investigate Russia’s actions in Ukraine through courts or tribunals would be fruitless and may be disastrous.

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