War in Ukraine: Russia reiterates its threats to the West, “We will go further”

As fighting continues on Ukrainian territory, Russia has once again lent itself to verbal escalation. It is through the voice of the vice-president of the Duma, Piotr Tolstoy, that the country reiterated its threats with regard to Europe. The great-great-grandson of the writer Leo Tolstoy thus expressed Russia’s determination to carry out its plans in Ukraine. Taking up the arguments of President Vladimir Putin relating to a “denazification” and a “demilitarization” of Ukraine, the Russian politician estimated that the war would still last for some time, “in view of the fierce resistance”. “But don’t worry, we’re going to end it, as planned,” he continued, by videoconference. on the RTL set.

Returning to the recent shipments of Western and American arms to Ukraine, the vice-president of the Duma warned the Europeans. “The more the West supplies Ukraine with long-range weapons, the further we will go,” he warned. “If necessary we will go to the Polish border or to kyiv.” He also pointed to the complicated economic situation and the purchasing power crisis caused by the conflict. “If Europe does not stop, you will have a lot of problems in front of you. It is especially the middle class that will suffer.” He even postulated that this middle class “could disappear”. “It’s a scenario that I would not like, it’s dangerous for Europe and it will disrupt all European countries,” commented Piotr Tolstoy on RTL.

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The words of the vice-president of the Duma caused a strong reaction. Present on set, the environmental MEP Philippe Lamberts castigated the behavior of Russia. “I have a defunct opposition against an autocrat who launched a war and that’s what we have in front of us,” he reacted, targeting Vladimir Putin.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev also scolded Europe again this Sunday, June 19. In a message posted on Telegram, the current vice-president of the Security Council of the Russian Federation estimated that the European Union could disappear even before Ukraine has time to integrate it. “The economic and political bloc could fall apart by then,” he wrote.

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