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Dmitry Medvedev Insists on ‘U.S. Accountability and Compensation’

May 23, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Former President of Russia and current Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev took questions from media in Vietnam, yesterday, including from TASS and RIA. During the press conference, Russian media asked: “Do you think the U.S. should compensate Russia for the destruction of Nord Stream?” Medvedev responded: “Not just for that damage, but recompensation, or at least the means for restoring Artyomovsk, Mariupol, and a ton of other places that were destroyed with their help, their support, with their money.” The reporter followed up, asking: “And Nord Stream?” Medvedev replied “Yes, repayment there, too, but that is a matter of investigation and proof. A process not yet finished and that page not yet closed. They reject it in all forms. Although their arguments seem very unserious.”

In his remarks, Medvedev said: “In the West, there is no one to talk to about security guarantees. NATO is not serious about the threat of a nuclear apocalypse. NATO is mistaken in considering a nuclear conflict impossible since events can go according to an unpredictable scenario.” He continued: “Moscow will not let Washington achieve its ultimate goal—the destruction of Russia. The United States must compensate the Russian Federation for the damage from undermining the Nord Stream and the destruction of Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) and Mariupol.”

And in speaking about the raid against the Belgorod Region, he argued: “No matter how much they blabber on in Kiev that they are not responsible for these sabotage raids ... the Kiev regime bears responsibility ... and ultimately its overseas sponsor in Washington, the EU, and Britain.”

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