Who is the deputy chairman of the Special Security Council of the Russian Federation today, commented on Ukraine’s desire to terminate a two-year contract for the purchase of American liquefied gas. “Who can assure that Ukraine will still be on the world map in two years’ time?” He asked. Medvedev was the President of Russia from 2008 to 2012. He was considered a young innovator but also a “replacement” for Vladimir Putin, who is banned by law from running indefinitely. Medvedev has recently made several statements referring to his Ukrainian neighbor. Some observers fear that these statements signal a desire to destroy Ukraine as an independent state. But according to the Kremlin, the goal of the “military operation” is to eliminate Ukrainian military capabilities and “liberate” the eastern region of the Donbass.
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, the dismantling of the pro-Western Ukrainian government appeared to be the main objective of the attack, and attacks were carried out near the capital, Kyiv. But the government, led by President Volodymyr Zelensky, has already announced that it is relinquishing the country’s membership of NATO. Russian troops are now trying to conquer the entire eastern region of the Donbass and are trying to retain the southeastern regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia. The territories would then be incorporated and, like Crimea before them, would no longer come under Kyiv’s control. To some observers, the Kremlin actually wants to subjugate the entire country in phases.