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Russia has criticized the West for allowing Ukraine to attack targets in Russia for security purposes. Is Putin now considering handing over long-range missiles to Russian allies?

MOSCOW – After much hesitation, Chancellor Olaf Scholes (SPD) recently decided to give Ukraine permission to use Western weapons against Russia in future operations against targets in Russian territory. In doing so, Scholz followed the approach of other NATO allies, including the United States and France, among others.

Russian President Vladimir Putin loudly condemned the move, describing it as an “aggression” against Russia. But that is not enough. Now the Russian state media is following him with another declaration against Europe NATO. This was reported by Russian state television Russia 1 Putin could release long-range missiles to Russian allies, according to a newly released map.

“Ready to strike Russia’s enemies”: Putin’s state TV names potential missile buyers

Accordingly, Russia can “To begin supplying the same high-precision, long-range missiles to countries that are ready to attack Russia’s enemies,” the channel’s host said. Russia 1, Olga Skabeeva. According to her, the only difference between Russian long-range weapons and weapons made in the West is that “they are of better quality because they are Russian,” Skabeeva insisted. According to a map published by Russian state media, countries eligible to deploy long-range missiles are Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela, Serbia, North Korea, Yemen or Iran.

Russian President Vladimir Putin © IMAGO/Alexander Kazakov

After highlighting several countries on a map on Russian state television, Skabayeva indicated that Moscow could send its long-range missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels. However, Russia’s other allies may be considered to deploy the missiles. Skapejieva’s statements on that TV show were translated by the project Russian Media MonitorIt was led by American-Ukrainian journalist Julia Davis.

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Putin: Western actions lead to “very serious problems”.

Last week, Putin sharply criticized Ukraine for allowing the West to strike targets on Russian territory to defend itself. At the annual International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia’s ruler told foreign reporters that such an approach by the West would lead to “very serious problems.” BBC.

Putin also said at the time that the Kremlin would “consider” supplying Russian-made weapons to other countries because of recent action by Western allies. “If they think it is possible to supply such weapons to a war zone to attack our territory and cause problems for us, why don’t we have the right to supply similar weapons to some parts of the world.” Attack the critical facilities of countries doing this with Russia?” Putin added.

Medvedev: US and Allies “Must Realize Consequences of Use of Russian Weapons by Third Parties”

On Thursday, Dmitry Medvedev, the former President of Russia and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, spoke out as a threat to the West. On top of that Text messaging service X (Ex-Twitter) He wrote: “Yesterday for the first time the Russian president acknowledged the possibility of sending Russian weapons to countries fighting against Ukraine’s allies.” NATO says.

“Now the United States and its allies will feel the direct impact of third-party use of Russian weapons,” Dmitry Medvedev added. Anyone who sees “Yankee country” as an enemy, regardless of their political beliefs or international recognition, he added in comments carried by the Russian state news agency. Toss reported.

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Putin plans to visit North Korea and Vietnam soon

It remains to be seen whether Putin and Medvedev’s statements are actually based on concrete plans to hand over long-range missiles to the Allies or a rhetorical exercise towards the West. Despite repeated threats, it is also unclear which allies Russia might actually hand over some of its long-range missiles. Since Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine began in late February 2022, Moscow has only provided some of its tactical nuclear weapons to one of its closest allies, Belarus.

It became known on Monday that the ruler of Russia is currently planning to visit North Korea and Vietnam. Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsekora confirmed to a Russian newspaper that Putin’s visit to North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, is currently being “seriously prepared.” Vedomosti. An official told the news agency Reuters, Putin’s visit to Vietnam is scheduled for June 19 and 20 – but this has yet to be officially confirmed. A date for Putin’s visit to North Korea has not yet been announced. (fh)

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