Medvedev predicted the prolongation of the war in Ukraine for decades
The war in Ukraine will drag on for decades and will last as long as “Nazi power” is in Kiev, said Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev.
“This conflict has been going on for a very long time. That’s all for decades, I suppose. This is a new reality, new living conditions. As long as there is such power, there will be, say, three years of truce, two years of conflict, and everything will happen again. It is necessary to destroy the very nature of the Nazi power in Kiev,” said Medvedev (quoted by RIA Novosti).
The day before, on his Telegram channel, he presented three options for the future of Ukraine after the war. In each of them, the country ceases to exist as an independent state.
In the first case, according to Medvedev, the EU countries will take control over the western regions of Ukraine. At the same time, there will remain “some Ukrainian no-man’s territory” that will announce “its succession from former Ukraine”, as well as the intention to return territories occupied by Russia and join the EU and NATO. This will lead to the resumption of hostilities.
In Medvedev’s second scenario, Ukraine “disappears in the process of division between Russia and a number of EU states”, after which a government of Ukraine is formed in the EU. In the third variant, the western regions of the country will join the EU countries, while the central and “some other landless regions” will become part of Russia. “The conflict ends with sufficient guarantees that it will not resume in the long term,” Medvedev concluded.
At the same time, he stressed that only the third of the options described would suit Russia. Earlier in April, Medvedev argued that Russia, Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as its citizens, “do not need Ukraine.” “Nobody in the world needs such a Ukraine. That is why it will not happen,” said the deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia.
Meanwhile, the United States has begun considering possible scenarios for a war in Ukraine to delay it by years or even decades, Politico wrote. citing White House sources. In this case, the conflict will resemble the one that is still going on on the Korean Peninsula.
A “Korean” scenario of a war in Ukraine is possible if Kiev and Moscow agree to freeze the conflict and draw demarcation lines that they will not cross. At the same time, the lines do not have to be officially recognized borders, Politico sources say. The Kremlin called the discussion on this option “duck” and “speculation.”