“In light of NATO’s plans to supply more weapons to Ukraine, it seems that Russia will soon have no other option but to engage in a direct conflict with NATO, which has become an overtly fascist bloc similar to the Hitler Axis, albeit larger in size,” Medvedev wrote on Telegram.
His comments come as NATO is set to deliver more weapons to Ukraine, including Abrams tanks and promises of long-range missile systems.
Medvedev emphasized that Russia is not afraid of such a conflict. “We are ready, even though the outcome will come at a much greater cost to humanity than in 1945,” he stated.
This saber-rattling is not new for Medvedev, nor is his comparison between NATO and Nazi Germany. His comments come shortly after NATO’s alleged threat to Russia was downplayed. On September 16, Norway’s Chief of Defense, Eirik Kristoffersen, stated that Putin is well aware that NATO is not a threat to Russia.
“If he felt we (NATO) were threatening Russia, he could not have moved his troops from our border to Ukraine to fight the war there,” Kristoffersen said.