World must prepare for Russia's collapse, Ukraine’s top official says

24 February, 09:41 PM
Oleksii Danilov (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Voitenko)

Oleksii Danilov (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Voitenko)

The West doesn’t have a final decision on what to do with Russia and they don't understand how the full-scale war unleashed against Ukraine should end, yet the world should prepare for the collapse of Russia, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary, Oleksiy Danilov told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Feb. 23.

Danilov said that it’s “shameful” when the Russian delegation, whose members support the war against Ukraine, takes part in the meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. He said that there are Europeans who want to force Kyiv to compromise. According to him, they should remember: “they can find themselves in the situation in which Ukraine found itself on Feb. 24 last year, any day.”

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“The world needs to prepare for the collapse of Russia, which will occur regardless of whether they want it or not,” the official added.

“And this is the issue they should worry about today…, the Russian Federation will cease to exist within the current limits.”

On Feb. 24, Zelenskyy in a video address said Ukraine will "do everything" to achieve victory in 2023. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi said that "Ukraine's victory means creating conditions when Russia will never be able to attack again in the future."

According to Ukraine’s General Staff, Russia has lost 147,000 soldiers, 3,363 tanks, 299 aircraft, and thousands of pieces of other equipment, over the full year of its invasion of Ukraine.

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