Olga Skabeyeva, his “iron doll”. Putin stated that Russia should have nuked her funeral Queen Elizabeth on Monday, as London at the time was a perfect target with the throngs of world leaders who had gathered in the English capital to pay their respects to the stunned monarch.
One of the prominent Kremlin propagandistsSkabeyeva made the chilling statement on Monday night, hours after His Majesty’s body was laid to rest at the end of 11 days of mourning.
THE 37-year-old journalist – who is married to a Russian politician – was talking to guests about when and where her country could use its nukes when she said: “We should have done it today, the best people are in Britain for the funeral.”
The moment Skabeyeva makes the chilling statement
Skabeyeva made the specific comment responding to guest Andrey Guruleva retired general and current MP, who rejected claims that Russia will strike Ukraine.
“We still have to live there in Ukraine,” Gurulev said. “We have many goals. Ramstein Air Base [στη Γερμανία] he’s a good one, but it could wait.” And he added: “Why bomb Ukraine or Germany when there is Britain – the root of evil”?
The United Kingdom it could be “bleached” and turned into a “Martian wasteland” with just a small number of Russian strikes, he said, and then NATO would “retreat”.
“When Britain turns into a Martian wasteland, what will happen to Article 5 of NATO [που υπερασπίζεται τη συλλογική ασφάλεια]. Defending the Martian wasteland? Nothing will be left there. An unshakable island – it will be unshakable.”
Gurulev’s comments come as Russia’s propagandists try to make sense of the their country’s final humiliation on the battlefield, as their troops were routed near Kharkivobserves the Daily Mail.
Unlike earlier retreats from Kyiv and around Snake Island, Russian state media found it difficult to portray the devastation as anything but a defeat.
But, instead of admitting that they were defeated by Ukraine, his loudspeakers Putin they claim that NATO forces are directly involved in the battle and they defeated them instead. This has led to increased calls for Russia to strike back at NATO allies.
Risk of Putin using nukes as invasion fails
Former military alliance commanders have also warned of the risk of Putin resorting to nukes as his invasion fails.
Rose Gottemoeller, who was the alliance’s deputy secretary general from 2016 to 2019, said the Russians could “hit back in really unpredictable ways” after the crash around Kharkiv, adding that “these strikes could include launching a nuclear weapon into the Black Sea or a Ukrainian military base as a show of force.”
“The goal would be to make the Ukrainians, in their terror, capitulate,” he explained.
While he also emphasized that Russia is unlikely to use long-range nuclear weapons of the kind that could hit Britain or the USbut will hope to dissuade Ukraine’s Western allies from supporting its war effort.
Asked by the BBC about it how the West should react in the event of a nuclear strikehe added: “I stress that if [οι Ρώσοι] follow that path, then we should not respond in a nuclear way. We will have to call on our other important capabilities, whether it is a cyber response or a conventional response. [όπλα]».
He also emphasized that Western military aid and training to Ukraine should continuebut that diplomatic channels should remain open to Kremlin.
Finally, to the question “what should the West say to Putin”, Gottemoeller replied that “We have done an excellent job in sending a clear message to Moscow: ‘There is no impunity.’ We know what you’re up to, you’re not going to get away with it.”