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Russia and the West face a long-term ‘fight’ – Kremlin — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

A hybrid war is being waged against Moscow and it must have faith in it, says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Russia must stand firm and have faith in itself for a long-term fight against the West, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. Asked to give an estimate of when Moscow’s special military operation in Ukraine might end, Peskov referred the matter to the Defense Ministry.

As for “war in the broad sense of the term, as a confrontation between hostile and unfriendly countries”, Peskov said the “Hybrid war unleashed against Russia” by the West is destined to last “for a long time.”

“Here we need firmness, self-confidence, determination and unity around the president” to succeed, the spokesperson said.

Moscow has repeatedly accused the West of essentially carrying out a “proxy war” against Russia in Ukraine and insisted that the United States and its allies have long aimed to destabilize and break Russia.

“The United States and its satellite states are waging a comprehensive Hybrid War that they have been preparing for for a long time and are using Ukrainian radical nationalists as a battering ram against us,” he added. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last month, adding that Western states were no longer even trying to hide their true intentions.

It was then that Western countries continued to provide significant military aid to Ukraine, spending billions of dollars on increasingly advanced weaponry and ammunition for Kiev’s forces while imposing several rounds of sweeping sanctions on the Russia.

Moscow has insisted that the West’s actions have made it at this point a de facto party to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, with Lavrov saying on Wednesday that NATO is now primarily fighting alongside the Kiev regime and “could no longer be involved” in hostilities.

Russian and Western politicians have repeatedly admitted that the conflict in Ukraine, and the resulting standoff between Moscow and the West, could prove to be a long-term conflict. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned last week that “Even when the war is over, everything will not return to normal overnight” and declared that the consequences of this conflict “will keep us busy for a long time.”


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