War in Ukraine could last for decades, says former Russian president
A top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the war in Ukraine could last for decades, with long periods of fighting interspersed with truces, Russian news agency RIA reported on Thursday.
He said former President Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Putin’s powerful security council, spoke during a visit to Vietnam. Medvedev often makes harsh comments and last month described Ukrainian authorities as an infection.
“This conflict will last for a very long time, most likely decades,” Medvedev was quoted as saying by RIA.
“As long as there is such a power in place, there will be, say, three years of truce, two years of conflict, and everything will repeat itself,” he continued, reiterating Moscow’s assertion that Ukraine is a Nazi state.
In January, Medvedev said if Russia were defeated it could trigger a nuclear war.
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