Ukraine may disintegrate under West, says Russia

Ukraine may disintegrate under West, says Russia

The secretary of Russia's Security Council said Ukraine might eventually disintegrate into several independent states.

The policy pursued by the West and the Kiev regime it controls may result in Ukraine falling apart and ceasing to exist as a unified state, according to the secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev.

In an exclusive interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, Patrushev said that Washington, long before the coup d etat, has been persuading Ukrainians of the supremacy of their nation and hatred toward everything Russian.

While the collective West wants to prolong the conflict between Russia and Ukraine for as long as possible, Moscow wants to wrap up the hostilities sooner rather than later to minimize the damage done to both sides, Patrushev went on.

It is not surprising that unlike Russia, which is interested in a speedy completion of the special military operation and minimize losses from all sides, the West is determined to drag it on until the last Ukrainian, he said.

The military-industrial complex of the West is one of the main beneficiaries of the prolonged conflict, with the incoming flow of weaponry for Kiev driven by its desire to profit, according to the official.

The American and European military-industrial complex rejoices because of the crisis in Ukraine, there is no end to orders in sight, Patrushev stated, adding that for some reason people around the world still believe that militarists and aggressors wear uniforms. Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, after Ukraine failed to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French-brokered protocols were designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has demanded that Ukraine be declared a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims that it was planning to retake the two republics by force.