Medvedev says attacks on Russian-occupied Ukrainian land will be seen as attack on Russia itself

20 September, 04:49 PM
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Medvedev said that the Russian Federation will use "all forces of self-defense" (

Hoping to halt Ukrainian counter-offensives, Russia decided to rush ahead with sham referendums in occupied Ukrainian territories, to the sound of new threats posted by former Russian President Dimitry Medvedev in a Telegram post on Sept. 20.

According to Medvedev, an attack on Russia-annexed Ukrainian lands will be treated as an attack on Russia itself.

“Infringement upon Russian territory is a crime that merits deployment of all available means in response,” said Medvedev.

It’s unclear what exactly Medvedev meant, given that Ukraine has already carried out a series of strikes on Crimea, which Russia claimed to have annexed back in 2014.

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The Kremlin has apparently decided to hold a series of sham votes in occupied areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kherson oblasts in the coming days, hoping to legitimize their military occupation.

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