MOSCOW, September 30. /TASS/. Ukraine's NATO application is nothing but Kiev’s request to ‘hasten the start of World War III’, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday on his Telegram channel.
"[Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky wants to speed up NATO membership. Great idea. He just begs NATO to hasten the start of World War III," Medvedev wrote.
The politician stressed that in his opinion "the guy [Zelensky] has clearly had enough of it". Medvedev complained that US President Joe Biden said he did not recognize the fact that the new territories had opted to join Russia. "It is strange that he remembered about us. However, it's a shame. We could have found a good place to open an American consulate in the new subjects of the Russian Federation," Medvedev said ironically.