Russian military analyst Viktor Litovkin, who is also head of the military news editorial office for the TASS news agency, said in a May 9, 2022 show on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that if the West declares war on Russia or sends soldiers to fight in Ukraine, it would mean all-out war. He said that sending weapons to Ukraine is one thing, but sending Western armed forces to Ukraine would be a different matter altogether. Litovkin added: “Russia has nuclear weapons that can destroy many European and non-European countries.”
“Supplying Ukraine With Arms Is One Thing, But Sending Western Armed Forces To Ukraine Is A Different Matter Altogether”
Interviewer: “In his speech, Mr. Putin said that we must make every effort to avert the danger of the outbreak of an all-out war. In your opinion, Mr. Litovkin, what does he mean by ‘all-out-war’?”
Viktor Litovkin: “First and foremost, he means NATO’s interference in Ukraine’s affairs. Supplying Ukraine with arms is one thing, but sending Western armed forces to Ukraine is a different matter altogether. The presence of foreign, Western forces in Ukraine would be something else altogether.
“Russia Has Nuclear Weapons That Can Destroy Many European Countries And Non-European Countries”
“The West claims that Russia violated some principles, and the West might declare war against Russia. In that case, there will be all-out war. Russia has nuclear weapons that can destroy many European countries and non-European countries.”