Ukraine is not the ultimate goal of the Russian Federation, but only a part of the preparations for a broader offensive.
The capture of Ukraine is not the ultimate goal of the Russian Federation, but only a part of the preparations for a broader offensive.
This was stated by the head of the information security apparatus of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Valentin Petrov in his speech at the presentation of the project “Ukrainian week” and The Economist “the World in 2019”, held in the bookstore “” ” in Kiev, the press service of the NSDC, reports the Internet-the edition with reference to .
Analyzing the escalation of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, Petrov noted that Ukraine is not the ultimate goal of the Russian Federation, but only a part of the preparations for a broader offensive.
“If you look at modern Russian military initiative, we can say that it is not only preparing for war with Ukraine, it is one of the elements of the broader strategic deployment of Russian offensive machine. It goes from the North sea to Syria. You can actually talk about the preparations for world war,” – said Petrov.
According to the head of information security office of national security and defense Council of Ukraine, the global conflict could unfold in the coming years.
“Now everyone’s re-equipment plans of major States, particularly Russia, is scheduled for 2023-2025 years. The world may be ready for a global conflict literally 6 years old, but it can start earlier,” – said Petrov.
In a hypothetical third world war “Russia, the strengthened resources of Ukraine – it will be a different Russia,” he said, stressing that it is gradually realize not only we, but also the Western elite, who understand that Ukraine must be maintained.
According to Petrov, next year will be fundamentally important for our country, in particular in connection with the presidential and parliamentary elections, which will try to interfere with the aggressor.
“It is quite clear that our enemy will try to take advantage of this. “Military map” is, deployed military units on the border. This is really a terrible force, and this force not only for Ukraine – in its plans to Ukraine through, and moving on through Belarus to reach the Baltic States and Poland”, – said the head of information security office of national security and defense Council of Ukraine, noting that the Russians will try to influence the situation in our country on the eve of elections in hybrid funds “through the information and cybercommunity”.
But the sector of security and defense is ready for these threats, he added.
Answering the question about the availability of state plans for the development of advanced military technologies, Petrov noted that we developed the “new air defense systems, tactical missiles, anti-ship complexes”.
Thus, according to him, changing the quality of the Armed Forces, which is a key advantage against the Russian aggressor.”Gradually we become a very different force. Step by step we become stronger,” – he concluded.