Only a crushing military defeat will ‘calm down’ Ukraine’s leadership, says Dmitry Medvedev
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for “complete dismantling” of the “Kyiv Regime” as well as to inflict “mass destruction” on the country’s military personnel and equipment.
Medvedev, who is currently deputy chairman of Russia’s National Security Council, made the remarks in a Telegram article on Friday, commenting on an interview Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky recently gave to several Nordic media outlets. He summarized Zelensky’s comments as consisting of demands for more weapons from Kiev’s Western backers and promises of a successful counter-offensive, including an attack on Crimea, while warning that the conflict could drag on “decades.”
While the interview seemed to be “contradictory” And “delusional” even such statements should not be underestimated, Medvedev warned.
One should not underestimate even the delusional speeches. It is a hysterical manifesto of the Kiev regime, which seeks to shore up its Nazi elites, maintain troop morale and gain additional support from its sponsors.
To succeed in thwarting kyiv’s plans, Russia must inflict “Mass destruction of personnel and military equipment” during the much publicized Ukrainian counter-offensive and inflicting a “maximum military defeat” on the kyiv army, Medvedev said. Ultimately, the “Nazi Regime in kyiv” must be “completely disassembled” and demilitarized throughout the territory of “Old Ukraine” he added.
Apart from that, Russia must pursue those who manage to flee and seek “punishment” against the “key figures of the Nazi regime, regardless of their location and without a statute of limitations”, Medvedev pointed out. Nothing less than that would not be enough, believes the ex-president.
“Otherwise, they won’t calm down, and the drug-related nonsense may come true, and the war will last a long time.” Our country doesn’t need that.” says Medvedev.
The ex-president has repeatedly warned Kiev against any attempt to seize the Crimean peninsula, which broke away from Ukraine following the Maidan coup in 2014 and joined Russia after residents overwhelmingly backed such a decision in a referendum.
Last month, Medvedev issued a nuclear warning to Kyiv, warning that any attempt to “serious offensive” targeting the peninsula would be “the basis for the use of all means of protection, including those provided by the fundamental principles of the doctrine of nuclear deterrence.”
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