Illustrative photo – Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev at its meeting in the Moscow Kremlin on February 21, 2022.
Moscow – Russia must move the borders where it is in danger, as far as possible, even if it were as far as Poland. Former Russian President and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev wrote this on a telegram today.
On the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, he said that “we will take back our territories and protect our people who suffered during genocide and shelling”. The protection of the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine was one of the reasons why Moscow launched its invasion of the neighboring country a year ago.
According to Medvedev, negotiations with the Ukrainian leadership would be difficult, because Ukraine will not be decided by “some (President Volodymyr) Zelensky, if he is still alive, or his clique. The decisions will be made across the ocean by those who have in their hands the supply of weapons to Kiev and the sending of money to support of the remnants of the Ukrainian economy”. The open conflict will be ended by “some kind of treaty without fundamental agreements on real borders”, said Medvedev. He warned that then it could happen that “the new bloody guys who call themselves the legal Ukrainian government will again provoke a global conflict”. That is why, according to Medvedev, it is so important to achieve all the goals of the special military operation, as Moscow calls the invasion of a neighboring country. Russia must “move the border of danger as far as possible, even if it were the border of Poland”.
Russia's attack on Ukraine on February 24 last year unleashed the worst armed conflict in Europe since the end of the Second World War, which, according to estimates, it claimed tens of thousands of lives on both sides and drove millions from their homes. The Russian leadership claims that its goal is, in addition to the “liberation of the Russian-speaking population,” also the “denazification” and “demilitarization” of Ukraine. Kiev and its allies call the Russian invasion unprovoked and unfounded and in complete violation of international law.