MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday that Russia’s defeat in Ukraine could trigger a nuclear war.
“The defeat of the nuclear armed states in a conventional war could trigger a nuclear war,” he said in a post on the messaging app Telegram.
“Nuclear states have never been defeated in a serious conflict where the fate of a country was at stake,” he said.
Defense ministers and senior officials from NATO member countries and others will meet at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Thursday to discuss strategy and support for the war in Ukraine. On this, Medvedev said that NATO should think about policy risks.