All of Ukraine "will burn," according to a senior Russian official and Putin friend, if Kyiv employs longer-range missiles to attack Russia.

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Dmitry Medvedev, who is a high-ranking official in Russia and an ally of President Vladimir Putin, has issued a warning that if Kyiv uses long-range missiles to attack Russia, then all of Ukraine will face a destructive response.

He made this threat of nuclear strikes on a TV channel that is owned by the Russian military.

Medvedev said: "There will be no negotiations in this case, only retaliatory strikes,

"The whole of Ukraine remaining under Kyiv's rule will burn... Our response may be anything."


Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, warns if Ukraine assaults Russian facilities in Crimea, Russia will 'simply reply'

Dmitry Medvedev warns if Ukraine assaults Russian facilities in Crimea, Moscow will 'simply reply' (Image: Getty)

22 mins ago07:38 Tim McNulty

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