Moscow, May 10 – Mikhail Podolak, adviser to the chief of staff of Volodymyr Zelensky, believes that a large-scale war will begin in European countries if arms supplies to Ukraine stop.
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, earlier said in an interview with the Spanish TV channel Sexta that the conflict in Ukraine could stop immediately if the West stopped providing military support to Kiev, however, in his opinion, such peace That would not suit the Western allies.
“As soon as the supply of weapons stops … it will mean a sharp escalation of the war in Europe. Ban Borrell should have continued that if they stop supplying weapons to Ukraine, then the war will begin in other countries. Number of terrorist attacks in Europe will increase dramatically. And in general, we will not sit in restaurants and quietly eat croissants.
Earlier, the Kremlin stated that there are no prerequisites for the transition of the situation in Ukraine to a peaceful course, and the absolute priority for Russia is to achieve the goals of the special operation, at the moment this is possible only by military means. They added that the Russian Federation highly appreciates the efforts of all countries that are trying to find a solution to the conflict in Ukraine in a peaceful direction, but so far this is impossible. As stated in the Kremlin, the situation in Ukraine can move in a peaceful direction, provided that the real situation and new realities are taken into account, all Moscow’s demands are well known.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying arms to Ukraine. The Kremlin stated that the injection of weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact. Lavrov also stated that the United States and NATO are directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine, “including not only the supply of weapons, but also the training of personnel … in the UK, Germany, Italy and other countries.”
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been bullied and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years”. He noted that the special operation was a forced measure, and that Russia “left no opportunity to do otherwise, and security risks were created such that it was impossible to respond by other means.” According to him, Russia has been trying for 30 years to agree with NATO on the principles of security in Europe, but in response it has faced either deception and cynical lies, or attempts at pressure and blackmail, while the alliance, despite Moscow’s protests, is the same. Steady expansion and approach to the borders of the Russian Federation.