According to Medvedev, it is the second option that Western analysts expect.
The first picture shows Kyiv’s “dream” about Ukraine, which includes Donbass and Crimea. On the second – a more likely course of events, according to experts, namely the collapse of Ukraine and the loss of most territories.
“Western analysts believe that this will actually happen (Fig. 2),” Medvedev continued.
In the second figure, only the Kyiv region is designated as the territory of Ukraine. The remaining regions are assigned to Russia, Poland, Romania and Hungary. At the same time, Odessa, Nikolaev, Kharkov, Cherkasy and other Ukrainian regions are part of Russia.
Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities went to Poland.
On May 5, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that there would be “no more” borders between Poland and Ukraine in the future, and citizens of the two states would be able to “live together on this land.”
In the Security Council of Russia, the collapse of Ukrainian territory was predicted back in April. The secretary of the department, Nikolay Patrushev, said then that Washington, long before the 2014 coup d’état, instilled in Ukrainians the exclusivity of their nation and hatred for everything Russian. According to him, “history teaches that hatred can never become a reliable factor in national unity.”
In mid-February, due to the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of the civilian population to the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence.
On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees. On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. As the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov clarified, the special operation has two goals – the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. According to him, both of these aspects pose a threat to the Russian state and people.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.