Ukraine war could last decades: Former Russian president
A top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Ukraine war could drag on for decades, with long periods of fighting interspersed with truces, Russia’s RIA news agency reported on Thursday. .
It said former President Dmitry Medvedev, vice chairman of Putin’s powerful security council, spoke during a visit to Vietnam. Medvedev often makes tough comments and last month described the Ukrainian authorities as contagious.
“This conflict will last a very long time, most likely decades,” RIA quoted Medvedev as saying.
“As long as there is such a power, there will be three years of armistice, two years of conflict and everything will repeat itself,” he continued, reiterating Moscow’s claim that Ukraine was a Nazi country. .
In January, Medvedev said if Russia was defeated, it could cause a nuclear war.
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