The story of Russia's victory will repeat itself, Medvedev said. So he responded to Stoltenberg's words that what is happening in Ukraine is the most dangerous time for Europe since World War II< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/9/45/756596263128459.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/9/45/756596263128459.webp 590w" type="image/webp" >
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg forgot that Russia won the Second World War, now it will win in Ukraine, Deputy Security Council Head Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Telegram.
So he reacted to the statement of Stoltenberg, who called the conflict in Ukraine “the most dangerous situation since the Second World War.” The NATO Secretary General also noted that “Russia cannot be allowed to win.”
“He has a bad memory. I forgot who won then, in World War II. History will repeat itself,— Medvedev said.
The Kremlin did not agree with Stoltenberg's statement either. According to the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the current situation “was ripening for several decades.” It was largely “provoked by the aggressive policy of NATO”; in relation to Russia, which brought its infrastructure closer to the country's borders, which created “additional dangers” for it; and required action, he said.
In addition, continued Peskov, “a threat to the world order and the situation in the world.” was the coup in Ukraine in 2014, “carefully staged, including by NATO countries.” “This is where the threat and danger to the world order comes from. Therefore, we do not agree with such a formulation of the issue by Mr. Stoltenberg, — he concluded.
Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine since February 24th. President Vladimir Putin said that the authorities intend to achieve “demilitarization and denazification” neighboring state, as well as to protect the inhabitants of Donbass from “genocide”.
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Ukraine, in response, severed diplomatic relations with Russia and introduced martial law. And Western countries began to tighten sanctions, in particular, they partially banned the supply of Russian oil and refused to import Russian gold. The Russian authorities consider these sanctions illegal, insisting that they primarily violate the interests of those who impose them.