Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedevcurrent vice president of the country’s Security Council, said on Wednesday that Within two years Ukraine could cease to exist.
“Who says that Ukraine will still exist on the maps in two years?”Medvedev asked in a message posted on Telegramwhere he usually marks the hard line of the Kremlin.
The Russian president between 2008 and 2012 thus commented on the news that Ukraine tries to secure LNG supply for the coming boreal winter with a possible loan from the United States that kyiv would pay back in two years. According to the former Russian president, in any case, “that does not matter to the US, which has invested heavily in its anti-Russia project”.
In another message on Telegram last week, Medvedev, once a representative of the moderate wing of the Kremlin, lashed out at the West for wanting “the death of Russia”.
“I hate them. They are bastards and weak “added the politician.
“The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are on their way”, Medvedev said, referring to an “all-out attack” on the West for the military support it has given Russia’s counterpart in the war currently raging in Europe.
Known as Vladimir Putin’s “yes man”Medvedev, 56, was previously seen as more moderate than the current Russian leader, although he has taken an increasingly hard line in recent years.
Former Russian opposition MP Dmitry Gudkov has claimed that Medvedev is preparing a power grab if Putin is forced out of office.
“He is trying to pander to hardliners in the hope that they will promote him, should Putin step down,” said to The Times.
The current radicalization of Medvedev’s speech resembles that of other Russian leaders, such as the Secretary of the Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, or the President of the Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, both presented as possible heirs to Putin.
But Medvedev, can he again aspire to the presidency he resigned ten years ago, now that rumors about the Kremlin chief’s health are multiplying? His chances are slim, as he lacks support especially in the security services, but “it is possible that he will try to make up for it with his current radical discourse,” says Noble, co-author of a recent book on imprisoned opponent Alexei. Navalny.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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