Putin’s interview with Russia 1 TV channel marks the first time a Russian dictator has publicly commented on Russia’s possible collapse.
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According to him, “if the West manages to disintegrate the Russian Federation and take control of its fragments,” the Russians may not survive as a nation.
“I believe that this path[of the collapse of Russia]could dramatically change the fate of many Russians and, of course, the Russian people,” Putin said.
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“I doubt that ethnic groups like the Russians will survive as they do today, and that some Muscovites, Urals and others will remain in their place.”
Moreover, the Russian president claimed that “these plans are on paper.”
“But it’s all there, it’s all written, it’s all on paper,” Putin said.
“Well, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and now that their attempts to reshape the world for themselves alone have led to this situation, of course, we have to deal with this.”
He stressed that the only goal of the West is to “liquidate Russia in its present form.”
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“They have one goal – to liquidate the former USSR and its main part – the Russian Federation. And then [after liquidating Russia] They will probably admit us to the so-called civilized family, but only part by part, each part separately,” he said.
Oleksiy Danilov, general secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said: West has yet to make a final decision on what to do with Russia And they do not understand how the all-out war that Russia has unleashed on Ukraine should end. But the world needs to prepare for the collapse of Russia.
Earlier, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that after the war ended, Russia would disintegrate into separate states, but Ukraine would retain its sovereignty and independence.
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