The chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin urgently warned Ukraine of serious consequences if it did not agree to Moscow’s conditions. He announced through the state news agency Tass that Ukraine should either capitulate or cease to exist as an independent state. In addition to the impending end of the Ukrainian nation, this could also result in economic problems in Europe and the USA as well as a crisis in the Ukrainian armed forces due to a labor shortage.
Kiev’s partners would suffer too much
Volodin continues to criticize Western officials for describing the conflict in Ukraine as a “war of attrition.” According to Tass, he points out that both Europe and the USA would suffer from a loss of trust in politics. The militarization of the Kiev regime by the West is particularly criticized. The “war of attrition” not only leads to economic difficulties in the regions mentioned, but also to a demographic disaster in Ukraine.
In addition, Tass highlights that Volodin cites impressive figures on population movement in Ukraine. More than 10.5 million people have fled and more regions of Ukraine have decided to join Russia, resulting in a loss of 53.7% of Ukraine’s population since 2014.
Volodin paints a bleak future for Ukraine
Volodin further emphasizes that the West, especially NATO, has supported Ukraine militarily, but at the same time has recorded significant losses of equipment and troops. Volodin criticizes the approval ratings of EU and US leaders, which, according to Tass, are at historic lows. Additionally, he laments the economic impact of supporting Ukraine on Eurozone economies. He points to measures such as social cuts in Germany and France and a downgrade of investment ratings in the USA.
In conclusion, Volodin urges Ukraine to think about the consequences of its actions and emphasizes the possible negative impact on other countries involved in the conflict.