Nuclear war is the ‘inevitable’ conclusion of the Ukrainian invasion, warns Russian general who wrote the nation’s ‘war bible’
- Russian Major General Alexander Vladimirov warned nuclear war was ‘inevitable’
Nuclear war is the ‘inevitable’ conclusion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a Russian general who wrote the nation’s ‘war bible’ has warned.
The chilling forecast came from retired Major General Alexander Vladimirov, who penned Russia’s three volume book called the ‘General Theory of War’.
‘For the transition to the use of weapons of mass destruction, only one thing is needed – a political decision by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Vladimir Putin],’ the veteran commander warned in an interview with journalist Vladislav Shurygin.
‘The goals of Russia and the goals of the West are their survival and historical eternity.
‘And this means that in the name of this, all means of armed struggle available to them will be used, including such a tool as their nuclear weapons.’
He warned: ‘I am sure that nuclear weapons will be used in this war – inevitably, and from this neither we nor the enemy have anywhere to go.
Nuclear war is the ‘inevitable’ conclusion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine , a Russian general who wrote the nation’s ‘war bible’ has warned. Pictured: Launch of Sarmat intercontinental missile in Russia in April 2022
The chilling forecast came from retired Major General Alexander Vladimirov, who penned Russia’s three volume book called the ‘General Theory of War’
‘The sooner our politicians and leadership realise this, the sooner we start to train troops and the population for this – the more chances we will have for survival, which means victory.’
In Vladimirov’s 2013 book, the retired Major General argues that there has been a transition from the traditional theory of war – where there was a distinction between peace and war – to a permanent state of war which is characterised by constant fear and insecurity.
During his interview, Vladimirov, 78, said training of troops was vital so they have the ‘ability to wage war under the conditions of the use of weapons of mass destruction’.
His book has key lessons for Russians, he said.
‘If you want peace – fight until you win,’ he said. ‘If you want a long and strong peace, bury the hatchet on the territory of the enemy along with him.
‘So, we need to be prepared. Prepare the Army, the State, the Economy and the population of the country.’
A Ukrainian soldier fires a mortar towards the Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Saturday
He spoke as Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu claimed Russia was inflicting a huge toll on Ukraine in the war, despite Western aid for Kyiv.
‘During the last month alone 34 command points of the Ukrainian army were destroyed,’ he said.
‘From the start of the so-called counteroffensive the enemy’s losses exceeded 66,000 men and 7,600 ammunition units…
‘During the last month Russia downed 159 [Ukrainian] HIMARS missiles, 13 cruise missiles and over a 1,000 drones.’