“In order to protect its own and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its allies, if the need arises, Russia will use its armed forces, along with the nuclear weapons,” said Chief of the General Staff or Russian Federation Armed Forces Yuri Baluyevsky on Saturday, according to RIA Novosti.
“We do not intend to attack anyone, but we consider it necessary for all our partners in the world community to clearly understand that to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia and its allies, military forces will be used, including preventively, including with the use of nuclear weapons,” Baluyevsky said at a military conference in a remark broadcast on state-run cable channel Vesti-24, according to the report also carried by the Associated Press.
When Talking Fails...
According to the agency RIA Novosti, General Baluyevsky who recently revealed that Russia will provide military assistance to Serbs if asked, said that military force can and should be used in order to demonstrate determination by the highest leadership of a state to defend its vital interests, as a final instance, when all the other means were proven inefficient.
Russia's military chief of staff assessed that, until recently, the humanity was hopeful for the future while awaiting the new millennium, but it quickly turned out that the expected “golden age” did not arrive, and numerous new threats came in its place.
Among them, General Baluyevsky included the inclination of certain states toward hegemony on both regional and global level, and the international terrorism.
“It turned out that countless problems and contradictions have been heaped up in the world, such as were either not existing before, or were hidden,” Baluyevsky said.
He said that Russia will form the armed forces that will be capable to respond to all the contemporary challenges and threats. He also called for further defining certain articles of the Concept of the National Security of Russia act from 1995, as well as for elaboration of the Strategy of Protecting the National Security that each of the state organs will be required to incorporate.
World War Three, here we come. And for what? For the despicable Kosovo "Liberation" Army? If we fight a war on their side, then we will be fighting it on the wrong side, morally and politically. Why do I even say "we"? It will be nothing to do with me.