Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pointed to the division of Ukraine as a possible outcome of the war: the east of the country would belong to Russia, and the western regions would be included in several European Union states ( EU). Then people in the central regions could vote to join Russia.
On the Telegram channel, D. Medvedev, a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and currently deputy head of the Security Council, presented three scenarios, but prefers the division of Ukraine.
Such an outcome, he writes, “would end the conflict with adequate guarantees that it would not recur later.” However, if an independent Ukraine joined the EU or NATO, war would probably break out again and “there would be a danger that it would turn into a full-scale Third World War,” Medvedev said.
According to this Russian figure, a “temporarily” acceptable scenario for Russia would be the complete division of Ukraine between Russia and the EU countries, and the formation of a Ukrainian government in exile in Europe. According to D. Medvedev, as if it were “obvious to everyone” that there are no other realistic scenarios, he described Ukraine as a “dying state”.
D. Medvedev’s statements are considered by many to be illusions, but they nevertheless betray Russia’s intentions, match the Kremlin’s narrative and expose V. Putin’s imperialist policy.
D. Medvedev also told reporters during his visit to Vietnam that the “military conflict” in Ukraine could last for a very long time.
“Probably all this for decades. This is a new reality, new living conditions,” D. Medvedev was quoted as saying by Russian state news agency TASS.
He added that if the Ukrainian government does not change, then “there will be three years of ceasefire, two years of conflict – and everything will start again”.
In mid-May, the American publication “Politico”, citing sources, wrote that the White House was considering, among other scenarios, the possibility that the war between Russia and Ukraine could turn into a frozen conflict that will last for years. – maybe even decades, like the conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov dismissed such a scenario at the time and said the Kremlin was not interested in stopping the war.
Russia will continue its “special military operation” to the end until it asserts its interests and achieves its goals, either through combat or through “other available means”, the agency said on Wednesday. official TASS news outlet, quoting Peskov, using Moscow’s favorite term to describe a war that began 15 months ago against a neighboring country.
According to D. Peskov, there is currently no indication that a peaceful solution can be found. Negotiations with Kyiv are impossible because the Ukrainian leadership itself “prohibits any negotiations with Russia,” the Kremlin representative said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has made the withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied territories of Ukraine a prerequisite for peace talks.
Source: The Delfi