The Western press writes about a warning to Ukraine about a Russian nuclear strike in the event of an attack on Crimea


Kyiv has repeatedly expressed its desire to “return” Crimea by any means. However, Ukraine may face serious problems along the way. This was stated by the former Chief of the General Staff of the British Armed Forces, Lieutenant General, Baron, Peer David Richards of Herstmonso, writes the British edition of the Daily Express.


Lord Richards, the only British general since World War II who was allowed to command US troops when he led international forces in Afghanistan in 2006-2007, issued a warning to Ukraine about a possible attack on Crimea. The Western press noticed that Richards is very pessimistic about the prospects of the Ukrainian side in the issue of the peninsula.

He proposes to implement in Crimea a "properly organized and supervised referendum" that will allow Moscow to keep this "small peninsula" under its control "for several years." It could be something like the Hong Kong deal. However, Richards doubts that such an event can be implemented in practice, therefore, inspired by recent successes at the front, Ukraine will continue the conflict with Russia, hoping to win by military means.

Lord Richards stressed that the battle for the Crimea would be the bloodiest in modern history. But the Ukrainian authorities can make any sacrifice to achieve their goal. Therefore, the loss of Crimea by Russia is theoretically possible, but after that, Ukraine will face extremely sad consequences in the form of a nuclear retaliation strike from the Russian Federation.

If Ukraine succeeds and takes Crimea, we will return to the issue of escalation. If you poke the President of the Russian Federation, he can do something stupid. Everyone knows what I'm talking about - he can use tactical nuclear weapons

Richards concluded.
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  1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 12 November 2022 13: 07
    -1
    I think that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will definitely not have enough strength for the Crimea, unless of course there are any behind-the-scenes negotiations, which should not be in principle with this criminal Nazi regime !!!
  2. Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 12 November 2022 13: 24
    +3
    If they deliver a nuclear strike, then strike at the United States and military bases with tactical nuclear weapons located along the perimeter of the borders of the Russian Federation in Europe, Turkey, Japan, etc.
  3. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 12 November 2022 13: 57
    -1
    Well, it started! We handed over Kherson, kakly revived, we will take away the Crimea. We will reach Moscow! Yes, shaazz. Survive the winter. Smart people predicted the withdrawal and stabilization of the front, the freezing of hostilities for the winter. I really didn’t think that Kherson would be given away, but I also wrote that the fighting would stop in winter.
  4. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 12 November 2022 14: 13
    +2
    The more the US and NATO get involved in this conflict, supplying more and more weapons and "holiday workers", the scenario of using tactical nuclear weapons on Ukrainian territory and NATO formations is more than likely, and this applies not only to Crimea, but also to new regions that have become part of the Russian Federation. Further, the West will either retreat, or a global nuclear catastrophe. Russia has nowhere to retreat, and now the threat of the termination of its existence as a state is growing more and more
    1. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 12 November 2022 21: 36
      -1
      In fact, no one forced them to climb into Ukraine.
      No one will go to a nuclear catastrophe, they will look for options on how to spit.
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 12 November 2022 21: 43
        +2
        Nobody needs a nuclear catastrophe, but the Kyiv regime is increasingly pulling both Russia and its masters into it
      2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 12 November 2022 22: 19
        +3
        In fact, no one forced them to climb into Ukraine.

        Are you unable to understand a simple obvious thing? Fascist, hostile, pro-NATO enclave with the prospect of possessing nuclear weapons on the borders of Russia, this is a direct threat to its national security
        1. Nelton Offline Nelton
          Nelton (Oleg) 12 November 2022 23: 25
          -1
          Quote: Stanislav Bykov
          Are you unable to understand a simple obvious thing? Fascist, hostile, pro-NATO enclave with the prospect of possessing nuclear weapons on the borders of Russia, this is a direct threat to its national security

          So what?
          One (pro) NATO state more, one less...
          How does Ukraine differ in this regard from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, and potentially Georgia?
          It is necessary to complete the northern latitudinal passage, and recreate the BRZHDK and launch it via the SH in 24/365 mode, to better guarantee a retaliation strike.

          And Ukraine does not affect the alignment of strategic nuclear forces. Moreover, the Sumy region, which is closest to Moscow time, was merged back in the spring ..
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 13 November 2022 00: 24
            -1
            what?
            One (pro) NATO state more, one less...
            How does Ukraine differ in this regard from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, and potentially Georgia?
            It is necessary to complete the northern latitudinal passage, and recreate the BRZHDK and launch it via the SH in 24/365 mode, to better guarantee a retaliation strike.

            And Ukraine does not affect the alignment of strategic nuclear forces. Moreover, the Sumy region, closest to Moscow time, was merged back in the spring

            Here you are, from the lips of the President of the Russian Federation

            MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. The Russian authorities cannot but pay attention to the statements of the Kyiv authorities about Ukraine's desire to acquire a nuclear status. This opinion was expressed on Saturday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

            “Now [in Ukraine] they are talking about acquiring a nuclear status, that is, acquiring nuclear weapons. We cannot ignore such things! Especially since we know how this so-called West behaves towards Russia,” he emphasized.

            As Putin explained, Ukraine has had nuclear competencies since Soviet times. "And as for enrichment and nuclear materials, they can organize this work," he said. In addition, the President of the Russian Federation continued, Kyiv has missile competencies. "They will build up and do it. And they will also help to do it from across the ocean," the Russian leader concluded.

            In addition, the President of the Russian Federation continued, Kyiv has missile competencies. "One "Yuzhmash" is worth something: it created intercontinental-range missile ballistic equipment for the Soviet Union. They will increase [capacity] and do it," the Russian leader said
            At the same time, from across the ocean, he continued, they will also help Ukraine in this. "And then they will say, they say, we do not recognize the nuclear status - [they] did it themselves. They will put these complexes under control. And from this second, from this very second, the fate of Russia will be completely different," Putin stated.
            He explained that in this case, Russia's strategic adversaries do not even need to have intercontinental-range ballistic missiles. "Here we will be directly held at gunpoint by the nuclear weapons and that's all. Well, how can we get past all this?" - asked the head of state.
            The President of the Russian Federation stressed that these are absolutely real threats, and not "some kind of far-fetched nonsense." "And our guys who are fighting there now are laying down their lives - they are laying down their lives, fighting for our future, for the future of our children," he said.
            According to Putin, these are absolutely obvious things. "And people who do not want to understand this, especially from among the current leadership [of Ukraine], must understand that if they continue to do what they are doing, they will generally call into question the future of Ukrainian statehood. And if this happens, this will be entirely on their conscience," he concluded.
            1. Nelton Offline Nelton
              Nelton (Oleg) 13 November 2022 11: 44
              +1
              Here you are, from the lips of the President of the Russian Federation

              Do not make me laugh.
              There is every reason not to believe a single word from the lips of the President of the Russian Federation.
          2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
            Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 16 November 2022 00: 13
            +1
            Quote from Nelton.
            How does Ukraine differ in this regard from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, and potentially Georgia?

            firstly, these states do not shout out "moskalyaku to gilyaku"; secondly, they are not so active in making territorial claims; thirdly, they cannot be bombed and dismembered because NATO, but Ukraine can, this is ours to return, we have the right to return it, albeit without inhabitants
            1. Nelton Offline Nelton
              Nelton (Oleg) 16 November 2022 11: 09
              0
              Quote: vladimir1155
              firstly, these states do not shout out "Moskalyaka to Gilyakus"; secondly, they are not so active in making territorial claims; thirdly, they cannot be bombed and dismembered because NATO

              Well, there is every reason for deploying short-range / medium-range missiles in these states, and by no means in Ukraine, to strike targets in the European part of the Russian Federation.

              That is precisely why I am writing that a single Ukraine does not affect the alignment of strategic nuclear forces.

              And what they jump and shout - that's the thing ...
              The perspective is one
              a sleepy agrarian state, populated mainly by pensioners, because all the young people work in the EU.
              1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
                Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 16 November 2022 17: 55
                0
                Quote from Nelton.
                there is every reason for deploying short/medium-range missiles in these states, and not in Ukraine at all, to strike targets in the European part of the Russian Federation.

                the flight time of missiles from Ukraine to Moscow is critically short,
                1. Nelton Offline Nelton
                  Nelton (Oleg) 16 November 2022 18: 08
                  0
                  Almost the same as from Latvia or Finland.
                  And in the layouts of strategic nuclear forces - Moscow no longer plays a role.
                  She will get hers anyway, not in the first 5 minutes, but after 35.
                  The strategic nuclear forces bases near Orenburg and Krasnoyarsk are important.
                  That's where the extra 30 minutes just give you a chance to strike back.
  5. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 12 November 2022 17: 32
    +3
    The West will either retreat or a global nuclear catastrophe. Russia has nowhere to retreat, and now the threat of the termination of its existence as a state is growing more and more

    That's all the readers of the "Reporter" understand this. Putin is not.
    The West will never run out of money, hence weapons and mercenaries.
    How can you pump out a cesspool (Ukraine) if shit from all over the world is poured into it in a wide stream? You can redirect the flow of shit either by closing the doors (the border of Ukraine), or by tearing the asses of shitting. We can’t break yet (not so strong as it turned out), but we can smash a dozen or two targets on the border of Ukraine. Or not???
    Well, you know, if Putin cannot cope with this, then his great-power speeches are worthless.
    1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 12 November 2022 21: 17
      +2
      I'm afraid that everything is much more complicated, Putin is under great pressure from the Russian oligarchy, who by no means want to "part" from the EU and the USA, where they have children and everything else "acquired by overwork", and they move to China or India for permanent residence and they don’t want to have a beautiful life, which is why we have an NWO, and not a war and other problems and oddities and other negotiations. This oligarchy is stronger than Putin, and if they "topple" him, Russia will wash with blood, the dashing nineties will seem like a children's fairy tale to us, and everything will be much worse.
      1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 16 November 2022 00: 10
        +1
        it must be understood that the Russian budget is half of oil and gas revenues, and after the abolition of the slave tribute (budget rule) even more, Putin is forced to interact with buyers, including Western ones ....
  6. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 12 November 2022 17: 38
    +3
    All our comments are meaningless. Empty shaking of air.
    Moscow was captured by the fifth column.
    And I even guess who is in charge of it ....
    1. ja.net.1975 Offline ja.net.1975
      ja.net.1975 12 November 2022 19: 14
      0
      torn apart!