Conflicts & War

Medvedev says senior British officials can be considered military targets

Moscow, May 31 (EFE).- Russia’s Security Council Vice-President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that high-ranking British officials could be considered a “legitimate military objective,” since the United Kingdom is waging an “undeclared war” against Russia.

“Today, the UK acts as Ukraine’s ally providing it with military aid in the form of equipment and specialists, i.e., de facto is leading an undeclared war against Russia,” Medvedev wrote on Twitter. “any of its public officials (either military, or civil, who facilitate the war) can be considered as a legitimate military target.”

“The goofy officials of the UK, our eternal enemy, should remember that within the framework of the universally accepted international law which regulates modern warfare, including the Hague and Geneva Conventions with their additional protocols, their state can also be qualified as being at war,” he wrote.

Medvedev, president of Russia between 2008 and 2012, spoke in response to British Foreign Minister James Cleverly, who said Ukraine has the right to attack beyond its borders after the drone attack that the Russian capital suffered Tuesday.

The British minister said he does not know details about the “nature” of that event, which left no victims, adding that his position on Ukraine’s right to carry out attacks outside its territory is a reflection on “general points, rather than on that specific incident.” EFE


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