The country must be made neutral, Nikolay Patrushev believes
There is no war between the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, claimed Russian Security Council chief Nikolay Patrushev, stating that the only "outright aggression" is coming from the US, which is using Ukraine as a tool to wage an undeclared war against Russia.
During a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Volfovich, on Wednesday, Patrushev insisted that "Kiev's Nazi regime," which was invented by Washington and London, "must be replaced." He also said Ukraine must be made into a neutral state, noting that the ongoing crisis in the country is not beneficial to anyone except Washington.
The security official declared that the US had already "brought the whole of Europe to its knees," seeking only to maximize benefits for the American economy by weakening the EU, which could have become one of the centers of a multipolar world.
He also noted that the US does not want Russia to be powerful and seeks to either dismember it or liquidate it "in order to have complete reign over the Eurasian territory and pump out resources." To solve this problem, Patrushev stated that Washington and London have been using the capabilities of NATO and the EU, Ukrainian neo-Nazis and NGOs, and the government in Kiev, which they control.
The official added that similar plans were held by the West for Belarus, especially after they unsuccessfully tried to carry out a color revolution in the country in 2020 and failed to install their own puppet government in Minsk via a coup d'etat.
Patrushev insisted that Belarus was Russia's closest ally and strategic partner and that it was vital for the two countries to further deepen their defense cooperation and jointly resist external sanctions and attempts to interfere in internal affairs.
Last week, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that Minsk and Moscow's "only mistake" was failing to resolve the Ukrainian crisis much sooner. He suggested that the two countries took too long trying to find a diplomatic solution and should have acted long ago, even before the 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev, which ousted the country's democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovich.
Lukashenko claimed that hostilities were bound to break out sooner or later and that Moscow should have launched its military operation back in 2014-2015 when Ukraine "had neither an army nor resolve."