Russia’s war against Ukraine has been going on since late February; the end is nowhere in sight. In recent weeks, Russia’s military has been making significant gains in the country’s eastern Donbas region.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made it clear his country won’t surrender, even if they have to fight for ten years.
NATO and the United States, meanwhile, keep shipping large quantities of powerful weaponry into Ukraine to use against Russia.
Now, one of the top geopolitical analysts and Putin supporters in Russia is openly threatening and predicting nuclear war in the near future.
Mikheyev: ‘WW3’ is About to Start
Sergey Mikheyev is one of Russia’s top geopolitical pundits and a TV host on the state-run Channel 1. He said if the West keeps giving Ukraine more firepower against Russia, the Kremlin will resort to “nuclear war.”
“It’s coming,” Mikheyev warned, adding the West simply doesn’t get how serious this is and how close it is to happening.
Mikheyev mocked NATO and American promises of powerful weapons to Ukraine that are killing Russians, saying if they think those are powerful, they should wait until Russia unleashes its full arsenal.
Mikheyev also made fun of moderate Russians and non-involved people on both sides who just hope the war will de-escalate and calm down.
They believe maybe each side will just incrementally increase firepower and eventually reach a peace deal of some kind.
It’s not going to happen, according to him. Instead, Russia is soon going to reach a breaking point with how much it can take of every country in the West supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons.
When that breaking point is reached, “WW3” will begin, Mikheyev says.
🇷🇺 Russian political scientist Sergey Mikheyev appeared on state-controlled TV to send a nuclear threat to the west.
Speaking on Russia's Channel 1, he said the west sending weapons to help Ukraine would escalate into WW3.https://t.co/KbNeSrVcMR
— Irish Daily Mirror (@IrishMirror) June 7, 2022
‘Sick of the West’
Mikheyev added he’s “sick of the West” and their constant threats against Russia, sanctions, and half-measures. He said America and NATO need to decide what their true position is.
If they are against Russia, “declare war,” he threatened, adding Russia will “spit” on NATO’s weapons capability if it unleashes its full military power which it is currently holding back.
Some of the weapons Joe Biden is sending to Ukraine this week include long-distance missiles that can go over 45 miles and could be used by Ukraine to hit targets inside Russia.
Kiev vowed it won’t do this, but it’s clear the Kremlin is getting itchy and close to pulling the trigger and declaring war on NATO, as well as Ukraine.
If that happens, all bets are off.
#Russian commentator Sergey Mikheyev says he is "absolutely convinced" #Ukraine is "our land", and only "misunderstandings of treachery" led to separation. The "Ukraine question" must not be left for future generations.
Final Solution rhetoric for a "denazification operation". pic.twitter.com/DENMsrm6ZD
— Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) May 23, 2022
The Bottom Line
We could very well be sleepwalking into WW3 right now, given the state of things.
Sending more and more weaponry to an ally while wanting to remain out of the war itself is how World Wars One and Two began.