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The Russian government is aware of the kind of consequences you will face if you go on a massive offensive in the Ukraine. In an interview with the “Facts” stated by the first President of the Republic Leonid Kravchuk, who led the country from 1991 to 1994.
The former head of state said he did not believe in the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to go to a massive offensive. “They annexed the Crimea, but I can’t keep up with him. Imagine that, God forbid, [go crazy] and occupy all of Ukraine. Their military power is, maybe it will be enough”, — said Kravchuk.
“But then it will be necessary to force the Ukrainian people to live as Putin wants. That is, transfer of the enforcement Agency, to spend a large part of their budget to keep Ukraine in line. We will fight to the last. I think that Putin understands this. Therefore, it is important now to threaten. Staged in the Kerch Strait provocation, saw how the world reacts. Thank God, the reaction was very sharp,” added he.
In December, Kravchuk said that in the case of the occupation of the entire territory of Ukraine, Russia would cease to exist during the year. According to him, in order to keep Ukraine “alone,” Moscow would have had to send half of his army and to allocate nearly 70 percent of the state budget.
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