The previous Russian president has known as for “cruelty and power” in response to Kiev’s latest drone strikes within the Black Sea
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has steered extra devastating assaults on Ukraine’s ports in response to a string of drone strikes towards Moscow’s ships and civilian vessels within the Black Sea.
Medvedev, who’s deputy chairman of the Russian Safety Council, made his feedback on Saturday after a sea drone broken an oil tanker off the coast of Crimea. The ex-president blamed the assault on Ukraine, saying it was meant to set off an environmental catastrophe within the Black Sea, and he known as for Moscow to comply with up on latest port assaults that got here in response to final month’s Ukrainian drone strike on the Crimean Bridge.
“Scumbags and freaks perceive solely cruelty and power,” Medvedev stated in a social media publish. “Apparently, the strikes on Odessa, Izmail and different locations weren’t sufficient for them.”
He additionally steered that Russian retaliation for the drone assaults would get rid of any likelihood of reviving the grain deal that had enabled Ukraine to ship its grain exports by way of the Black Sea. “If the Kiev scum need to create an ecological catastrophe within the Black Sea, they need to get one on the a part of their territory that can quickly fall to Poland and that can stink for hundreds of years after that. That would be the remaining judgment on the grain deal,” Medvedev warned.
Ukrainian sea drones additionally focused civilian ships and their Russian naval escorts earlier this week, and attacked the Black Sea Fleet base at Novorossiysk on Friday. Kiev additionally has stepped up aerial drone assaults on civilian targets in Russian territory, together with Moscow’s monetary district.
Russian Protection Minister Sergey Shoigu has claimed that Ukrainian drone assaults on civilian targets are makes an attempt to distract from Kiev’s faltering counteroffensive within the Donbass area.