Serhiy Leshchenko has acknowledged that he expects Russia to attack NATO nations so as to showcase its energy and proceed the destruction. In an interview with German newspaper Die Presse, the Ukrainian official claimed: “Putin will attack NATO countries. Simply to show that global institutions are weak. Poland and other neighbouring countries should be warned about what is happening in Ukraine.”
Mr Leshchenko believes it’s Putin’s goal to build on the indescribable injury prompted in Ukraine and increase the atrocities of the battle to different nations.
He added that Ukraine could be prepared to be a impartial state however won’t recede into making a gift of the presently occupied territories.
The report describes him indicating that Putin’s was not solely to wipe Ukraine off the map, however “also to destroy the global order”.
Mr Leshchenko stated: “We are prepared to declare neutrality however solely with safety ensures, not assurances like within the Budapest Memorandum.
“We are ready to discuss a special status for Crimea and the territories occupied before the war.
“However, we are not ready to accept the occupation of the territories Russia conquered in the course of this war.”
When asked about Putin’s aims and the threats to target Kyiv’s ‘decision-making centres’, Mr Leshchenko mocked the Kremlin.
He replied: “The Russians are hostages of their own wrong decisions.
“They have not understood what Ukraine is.
“They live in this imaginary reality from the times of the Cold War.”
And the high-level Ukrainian official concluded: “Putin is behaving like a despot.
“Like after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when demonstrators tried to break into his KGB office in Dresden: He threatened to shoot them.”