On Tuesday, a senior Russian foreign ministry official stated that Russia cannot coexist with the current government in Kiev and will continue to resist the NATO military alliance until its goals are met. According to high-ranking diplomat Rodion Mirošnik, the current regime in Ukraine is “absolutely toxic” and Russia does not see any option for coexistence with it at this time. Mirošnik accused Ukraine of committing crimes against the civilian population and violating human rights, and claimed that NATO has supplied Ukraine with prohibited weapons.
Miroshnik was tasked with collecting evidence of alleged Ukrainian war crimes against civilians in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, which Moscow denies. Miroshnik also stated that Russia is prepared to resist NATO for as long as necessary to defeat Ukrainian forces in its “special military operation” and complete the tasks assigned by the president. He believes that the West’s interest in Ukraine will eventually decline and that the current government in Kiev will fall.
The 2014 Ukrainian revolution was described by President Vladimir Putin as a sponsored coup that led to Ukraine’s current pro-Western stance. Dimitriy Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, confirmed this directly or indirectly through representatives from foreign countries, stating that it was part of a broader fight against the US. The Kremlin sees this conflict as an opportunity to split Russia from its Western allies, seize its natural resources and settle accounts with China afterward. The West has labeled Putin a war criminal and a dictator leading an imperialist war to steal the country’s resources.
Reuters estimates that this conflict has weakened Russia while strengthening statehood in Ukraine and given new meaning to NATO alliance through its actions.
In summary, Russia’s stance on Ukraine is clear: it will not coexist with the current government until its goals are achieved, which include defeating Ukrainian forces in their “special military operation” and completing tasks assigned by Putin. The 2014 Ukrainian revolution was seen as a sponsored coup led by foreign powers, which resulted in pro-Western sentiment among Ukrainians. The conflict has weakened Russia while giving new meaning to NATO alliance through its actions.