In response to the West’s refusal to accept Ukraine’s borders changed as a result of the Russian invasion, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, said that Russia does not care about his opinion.
At the summit in Germany, the G7 foreign ministers expressed support for Ukraine. They declared that they would never recognize the new borders of Russia, which is trying to expand its territory through military aggression. Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, was the first to react to these statements, in his usual rude style for some time now. He wrote that Moscow “doesn’t care about the non-recognition of the new borders of Ukraine by the West” and spoke with a touch of irony about “the quartering of Ukrainian Nazis on Red Square.”
The final communiqué of the G-7 summit notes that its participants plan to continue to “support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.” Foreign Ministers of Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, USA and EU stated:
“We reject all allegations of spheres of influence and any use of force that violates international law.”
The communiqué says that the G7 members condemn and call Russia’s threats to use its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons irresponsible. The summit participants confirmed that they would continue to increase political and economic pressure on Russia. They are ready to further expand sanctions on those sectors of the Russian economy “on which it is especially dependent.” In this regard, the G7 member countries are planning to give up Russian energy resources – oil, gas, coal – as soon as possible.
On all points of the communiqué, tells air force, decided to “walk” Dmitry Medvedev. From the very beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council started a Telegram page and regularly makes statements, sometimes quite harsh and incorrect. On all the main points of the final agreement following the summit, the politician expressed his position. In response to the refusal to recognize the new frontiers, he wrote:
“Let’s put it mildly: our country does not care about the non-recognition of the new borders by the G7, the true will of the people living there is important. Do not forget the Kosovo precedent, Western friends.”
Regarding the condemnation by the G7 countries of the threats to use nuclear weapons, Medvedev sneered:
“The Sevens also forgot to say about the inevitable use of strategic nuclear forces by Russia in the conflict and the probable executions of Ukrainian nationalists on the Execution Ground of Red Square through quartering. Everything is still ahead.”
However, according to the BBC Russian Service, Russian federal TV channels, with policies controlled by the presidential administration, noticeably increased the intensity of mentioning Russia’s possible use of nuclear weapons against the West in early May. In one of the stories on the Russia-1 channel, for example, the presenter Kiselev, in relation to Great Britain, remarked against the background of the map, from which the British Isles are disappearing in the meantime:
“Why threaten endless Russia with nuclear weapons while sitting on, in general, a small island? The island is so small that only one Sarmat missile is enough to sink it once and for all.”
Ironically on the subject of “execution of Ukrainian nationalists at the Execution Ground,” Medvedev is probably referring to the numerous Ukrainian and international media reports about the torture and execution of civilians by the Russian military in the occupied Ukrainian territories.
The first and most high-profile such precedent was recorded in the city of Bucha near Kyiv. Fresh graves of civilians and corpses of people with their hands tied were found there. According to the conclusion of the Ukrainian authorities, whose data was confirmed by representatives of the UN Human Rights Council, about a thousand dead people were found in the vicinity of the Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine and the West accused of murder the Russian army, since they happened during the period when these settlements were under Russian control. War crimes data is confirmed by numerous testimonies and footage from CCTV cameras, but Moscow denies the allegations and claims falsifications and provocations on the Ukrainian side, however, without convincing evidence.