ALONA MAZURENKO — FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, 14:05
Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president’s press secretary, has said that in the event that Ukraine attacks the occupied Ukrainian territories where the so-called “referendums” are taking place, “the constitution of Russia will come into force.”
Source: Kremlin-aligned news outlet RIA Novosti
Quote: “Of course. The Constitution of the Russian Federation will immediately come into force with regard to these territories. And everything is extremely clear in this respect.”
Details: According to Peskov, Russia will consider Ukraine’s attempts to regain occupied territories after a so-called “referendum” as an attack on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Why this matters: In this way, the Russian Federation is trying to intimidate the world and Ukraine with nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that encroachment on the “territory of the Russian Federation” justifies the use of nuclear weapons and, according to Putin, “this is not a bluff”.
The US, Ukraine and other allies are taking the crazy dictator’s statements seriously, but they do not see any prerequisites for the Russian Federation to use nuclear weapons.