Putin Ally Admits Ukraine Has Enough Weapons to Try to 'Destroy Us'

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, has said the West was supplying enough weapons to Kyiv to "destroy" his country. In his latest post

on his Telegram social-media channel, the former Russian president gave his take on the consequences of the meeting of Ukraine's allies at the U.S. Ramstein air base in Germany on

January 20. The group of more than 50 countries came to agreements on providing more arms, although there was an impasse over whether Germany would allow the delivery of

its Leopard 2 tanks. Countries like Poland want to give Kyiv the vehicles, but this requires Berlin's permission. On Monday, Germany's foreign minister Anna Baerbock said she

"would not stand in the way" of Warsaw, were it to send the advanced tanks to Kyiv. Earlier, Medvedev had expressed his concern at the continued Western support for

Ukraine, posting that its allocation of weapons "leaves no doubt that our enemies will indefinitely try to wear us down, or rather destroy us. "And they have enough

weapons," Medvedev wrote, "if necessary, they will start producing new ones." He concluded from this "very difficult" situation for Russia that, if there were a "protracted

conflict in Ukraine, at some point a new military alliance will form." This would be made up of the countries that "the Americans and their pack of castrated dogs" had

reached. The Warsaw Pact of Eastern European countries and the Soviet Union was a military alliance formed in response to the integration of West Germany into NATO in 1955,

but was dissolved in 1991.