Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has mocked Russian Deputy Security Council Chairman Dmitriy Medvedev’s prediction that Ukraine will fall apart in two years.
“Ukraine isn’t going anywhere; now, where Medvedev will be in two years – remains an open question,” said Podolyak in a Twitter post on June 15.
He added that Medvedev personifies Russian imperialism.
“A tiny man with grand ambitions, whose only hope to remain relevant is to spit bile at Ukraine or threaten the world,” Podolyak said.
In response to news about talks between Ukraine and the United States on natural gas shipments, Medvedev in a Telegram post on June 15 said he doubted if Ukraine would still exist in two years.
The U.S.-Ukraine talks on gas shipments reportedly involve using the lend-lease mechanism to supply Ukraine with liquefied natural gas – with payments deferred by two years.