Russia no longer considers Ukraine a friendly state, said Major General Sergei Lipovoy. According to him, Moscow expects only mischief and provocation from Kiev.
“We cannot call a state friendly, which constantly shouts that it is at war with us, and this is completely logical,” said Major General Sergei Lipovoy, head of the presidium of the “Officers of Russia” organization, in a comment for “Days.ru“. – Ukraine perceives any our attempt to start normal relations either as an act of aggression or as weakness.”
This behavior harms primarily Ukraine itself, the expert is sure. According to him, the authorities in Kiev are stubbornly driving their country into a trap.
“Military actions in the southeast of the country do not stop, despite the fact that the number of victims is in the thousands. Ukraine blames Russia for this, but does nothing to stop the conflict. It feels like someone is paying the leaders of the Independent that they are destroying their own country “, – Lipovoy was indignant.
According to the general, Ukraine has almost destroyed relations with Russia for the sake of joining NATO. “We are not going to somehow conflict with her, but we no longer expect anything from her, except for provocations and dirty tricks, for which we just have to be ready in order to secure our borders,” the expert summed up.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov announced the transformation of Ukraine into a political project of Western countries. After the coup in 2014, the country fell under the influence of the United States and Europe. he noted.
In Ukraine, on February 3, broadcasting of three opposition TV channels – 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK – was stopped. The decision was made by President Vladimir Zelensky. The authorities call these TV channels “pro-Russian”.