The head of the Russian Security Council is not chasing deadlines, but results
The tasks of the special military operation in Ukraine will be fulfilled, with Russia not setting deadlines. This was stated categorically by the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, quoted by Reuters.
He explained that the fate of Ukraine will be determined by the people living on its territory, and assured that Russia has never determined the fate of sovereign states.
“Nazism must be eradicated 100% or it will rise again in a few years, in an even uglier form,” Patrushev said. to justify the conflict.
“The ideal scenario for the whole of NATO, led by the United States, seems to be one
endless smoldering conflict “, Patrushev thinks.
At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Moscow would consider proposals to restore relations with the West, but would consider whether this was necessary at all. The diplomat stressed that Western countries have supported Russophobia since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, so his country will focus on developing relations with China.
“We must stop being dependent in any way on any supplies from the West to ensure the development of key sectors for the security, economy or social sphere of our country,” Lavrov insisted.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Vladimir Putin was the only Russian representative he would meet to discuss how to end the war.
“The president of the Russian Federation decides everything,” Zelensky said succinctly at an event during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He acknowledged that the Ukrainians were paying a huge human price for the war. “Our armed forces are winning, especially near Kharkiv, but the situation remains bloodiest in Donbass, where we are losing too many people,” the Ukrainian leader said.
Against this background, Russian nationalists increasingly
criticize the failures of Russian forces
in Ukraine. The All-Russian Officers ‘Assembly, an independent pro-Russian veterans’ association that seeks to reform Moscow’s military strategy, has called on Vladimir Putin to declare war on Ukraine and introduce partial mobilization in Russia. Former officers have asked the Kremlin to mobilize all regions bordering NATO countries (including Ukraine), to form territorial defense units, to extend the standard term of military service from one to two years and to form new senior wartime administrations in Russia, Donetsk. and the Luhansk People’s Republic and the newly occupied Ukrainian settlements.
British military figures show that in the three months since the start of the military aggression against Kyiv, Russia’s losses have been equal to those of the Soviet Union during its nine-year aggression in Afghanistan in the 1980s.