Russian Duma member Yevgeny Fyodorov said in a June 27, 2023 interview on Alghad TV (UAE/Egypt) that the U.S. and the West aim to undermine Russia's internal security and stability, and that if it turns out that America and the West were behind the recent Wagner PMC rebellion, it will re-examine the strategic missile treaties and will consider "pre-emptive" tactical nuclear strikes.
Yevgeny Fyodorov: "As you know, the U.S. and the west count on attempts to undermine internal security in Russia. These are the goals – or the strategic planning – of the United States and the Western countries. They are trying to undermine Russia's internal stability. If Russia establishes that the U.S. and Western countries were involved in [the Wagner coup], it will take measures, including with regard to the strategic missiles treaty, the submarines agreement, and other such treaties. All those agreements will be reexamined.
"Pre-emptive strikes will also be considered- whether by tactical nuclear systems or by other means. Russia will not stand idly by in the face of these attempts to destroy its internal stability."