“The partition of Ukraine would be a better solution than the country’s entry into NATO, which would surely lead to a world war,” former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is quoted as saying by the Russian news agency TASS.
The Vice-Chairman of the Russian National Security Council Dmitry Medvedev gave a speech at an event called “Knowledge Marathon”. Among other things, he voiced the view that he believes that Ukraine‘s admission to NATO would lead to world war, according to the Russian state news agency TASS.
He said that for more than a decade, Ukraine’s neighbours Poland, Hungary and Romania “have been longing to absorb Ukraine’s western region”. He says Poland’s leaders are also in talks with Kyiv to create a “confederation”, which Medvedev says is “not far from the union that once existed” between the two countries. Medvedev was probably referring to the Polish-Lithuanian union, of which the western part of present-day Ukraine was a part, Portfolio explains.
Medvedev says Ukrainians don’t want to be part of Poland because they were “treated like slaves” by Poles in the past and “today they treat Ukrainian refugees no better.”
Despite all this, Medvedev believes that the break-up of Ukraine “would still be a better outcome than a world war”, led by the country’s admission to NATO.
As is known, Russia officially claims five regions of Ukraine: it formally annexed Crimea back in 2014, as well as Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya oblasts, despite not fully controlling the latter four, Portfolio recalls. Medvedev says Russia is likely to lay claim to the entire Trans-Dnieper region of Ukraine.
Tell Medvedev to go puck himself.
The world is still suffering from the very unfair treaties after WWI. Not only in Europe, but also in the Middle East and many other places in the world. What goes around comes around?
The whole world is suffering from people looking bitterly in the past instead of learning from the past and gradually building a peaceful future together and embracing diversity among humans.
But that’s just a dream, it will take a million years for humanity to evolve away from the war-mongering species we are now and have been for who knows how long. Fighting and conquering other humans is in our genes. And it looks like we are going backwards as arms industry is now the one of the fastest growing business and tough protective nationalist leadership is revered. Surely we will unfortunately repeat the history and more clashes will come as retribution arise due to the treaties that people feel were unfair and cant get over them to build peaceful future.