(MENAFN) Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of Russia's Security Council, has claimed that Ukraine will "disappear" because no one needs it. In a statement on Russian social network VK, he argued that Europe does not need Ukraine due to the financial and political difficulties it has been experiencing as a result of its support for Kyiv. Medvedev cited various issues, including the influx of Ukrainian refugees, soaring inflation, high bills for heat and electricity, and the impact of Russian sanctions on European businesses.
Medvedev also alleged that Poland periodically probes the idea of annexing Ukraine's western regions, leaking relevant information to the media and analyzing the reaction. He claimed that if Ukraine continues to exist, Europe will need to provide for it fully, which he sees as another reason why the continent does not want it.
According to Medvedev, the United States also does not need Ukraine. While some US politicians use Ukraine to make publicity, ordinary Americans do not understand why their government is sending money to Kyiv instead of addressing its own problems. Medvedev insisted that Africa and Latin America do not need Ukraine either, as they have their own issues to deal with, and do not understand why Ukraine is receiving so much money that could be used for the reimbursement of the colonial past.
Regarding Asia, Medvedev claimed that the region does not need Ukraine because it understands what it will face in case of disobedience, and it sees how color revolutions are used to eliminate competitor states, citing Russia's case as an example. He stated that India, China, and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region are already facing economic recovery problems after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medvedev emphasized that Moscow does not need "parts of Russia named as Ukraine in 1991," but instead needs "Big Great Russia." He also claimed that Ukrainian citizens do not need Ukraine, pointing out that only 20 million out of 45 million people remain in Ukraine, while the rest have left or want to leave for other countries where they can live quietly. Medvedev accused President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his team of forcing Ukrainian citizens to wander so that they can get more money and store it in offshore accounts.
Medvedev's statement highlights the complex political dynamics between Russia and Ukraine and the ongoing tensions between the two countries. It also reflects the need for continued international efforts to promote peace and stability in the region, and for respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
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