Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated that the strategy of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko can lead to the dismantling of the country, as Newsweek reported.
"The U.S. administration actually controls the Kyiv authorities and Poroshenko personally. Even Ukrainian experts are skeptical of the four-year work of Petro Poroshenko as head of state," Patrushev said.
He added that “The Kyiv authorities are doing everything to split Ukraine, implementing the West's scenario for separating Ukraine from Russia, while ignoring the interests of their own people. In the end, the country was effectively split. The continuation of such a policy by the Kyiv authorities may contribute to Ukraine's loss of statehood.”
According to Newsweek, the U.S. supports Ukraine in the fighting against pro-Russian militants in occupied Donbas and extends anti-Russian sanctions amid the vows of Trump to strengthen relations with Russia.
Moreover, the Donbas Conflict is not the only one Ukraine-Russia issue. The recent capture of the Ukrainian sailors near Kerch Strait by Russia can lead to the direct fights as Newsweek stated.
Despite the demands of Poroshenko to release Ukrainian sailors, Lefortovo Moscow Court extended their detention up to April 24. Europe and U.S. continue to support Ukraine in the case of the sailors and National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that Trump would not meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin until the issue was resolved as the source states.
Moreover, the NATO alliance, with active American participation, strengthened its forces in Easter Europe, particularly deployed the military units to Poland and Baltic States to prevent the Russian aggression.
According to Newsweek, in its turn, Russia accused NATO to dominate Europe and particularly, Trump, for violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
Ukraine will face the presidential elections soon and Russia emphasized that the further destiny of Ukraine and Donbas conflict will depend on the choice of the Ukrainian leader.