West wants to destroy Russia – former president — Analysis
Dmitry Medvedev explains that the conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia both are linked in one chain.
West has taken a bold approach to aggressive “geopolitical process”Former President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia’s destruction was his goal in an interview with TASS on Monday.
If the 2008 hostilities between Russia, Georgia and Ukraine and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine were caused by these events? “links in the same chain,”Medvedev claimed that they are part of the West-directed scheme.
“This is a single process and a common plan directed against Russia. This is the West’s desire to shake up the country, primarily through the United States of America and other Anglo-Saxon nations. How? Through neighbors in close proximity to the borders of Russia,”Medvedev was the National Security Council’s deputy head and President of Russia between 2008-2012.
He noted that before the conflict with Georgia began in 2008, when Tbilisi’s forces began shelling the disputed region of South Ossetia and killed a number of Russian peacekeepers and civilians, the US was “cynically engaged”Washington actively encouraged Mikhail Saakashvili, then the President of Georgia, to attack the civilian population by funding and training the Georgian Army.
It is the same “provocative and, let’s face it, criminal policy of the US”Medvedev stated that the current aggressive pursuit of the Ukrainian goal is underway. He also said that the EU is providing more support to the effort, which has already been successful. “finally lost its independence.”
“But the end goal remains the same,”He said, “to destroy Russia,”Arguments that the goal is at the root of the problem “extremely aggressive, Russophobic geopolitical process initiated by the West.”
The former president went on to say that despite NATO’s attempts to expand along Russia’s borders, which has become “a global problem that makes all reasonable people sick,”The US-led bloc is not planning to let Georgia and Ukraine become US members.
“They understand that anything they undertake in beleaguered countries such as Ukraine or Georgia, which are in territorial disputes with Russia, will be more expensive for themselves. The costs will be enormous,”Medvedev stated that Tbilisi and Kiev will never be members of NATO, or the EU. “even the unshaven guy in a green T-shirt from Kiev”It is important to understand this.
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. In 2014, the protocols were signed for the first time, with France and Germany as mediators. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
In February 2022 the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics to be independent states. They demanded Ukraine declare its neutrality and refuse any Western military alliances. Kiev claims that the Russian offensive wasn’t provoked.
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