A politician has said on Russian state TV that the united states could strike the U.K. with nuclear weapons and transform it right into a Martian desert over its involvement in Ukraine.
The statements come as Ukraine conducts counteroffensives and liberates Russian-held regions in the united kingdom.
The Daily Beast‘s Julia Davis shared the video to her Twitter page on Sunday and reflected on his statements.
“Meanwhile in Russia, more of the most common: nuclear threats against Germany and Britain, cautioning NATO against entering Ukraine,” she wrote as a caption.
“This directly clashes making use of their lies, constantly spewed by state TV, that Russia has already been at war with NATO & ‘uniformed NATO troops’ come in Ukraine.”
When asked what Russia ought to be ready for, Gurulyov replied “victory.” He said: “Today I heard, ‘If we don’t win…’ That’s not an option, we shall win.
“I’ll start by the end. We shall win, we shall win and survive, regardless of the price.
Gurulyov said: “I’m not rejoicing that we’re grinding [Ukrainians] up.
“Most of us probably know people there. Many have friends and relatives there. But today there is no other choice than to grind everything up.”
Gurulyov also spoke about comments Biden has made concerning the ongoing conflict. Biden has condemned the thought of Russia using nuclear weapons in Ukraine, but Gurulyov said Russia wouldn’t normally do that because its people will eventually need to live there.
However, he did say Russia might use nuclear weapons in the U.K or Germany. He also dismissed NATO’s Article 5 agreement and downplayed the probability of retaliation from the military bloc.
The agreement states that, in case a NATO ally may be the victim of an armed attack, almost every other NATO member in the alliance will contemplate it an attack against all members and retaliate.
Gurulyov said: “We ought to be discussing this, a happy, well-fed German ‘Burger’ [citizenship] whose butt has already been beginning to get cold prior to the coming winter.
“[Biden] should comprehend that if there is a strike contrary to the decision-making centers, the primary decision-making center is Berlin.
“Not merely will his house freeze up, but his entire nation will undoubtedly be altogether chaos, which essentially means their own demise,” said Gurulyov.
“Biden says there will be a reaction, per their Article 5, but if we turn the British Isles right into a Martian desert in three minutes flat, using tactical nuclear weapons, not strategic ones, they might use Article 5, but also for whom?
“A nonexistent country, converted into a Martian desert? They don’t respond.”
Newsweek has contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for comment.