Vladimir Putin finally admits Russia faces a uncertain future: He doubts 'Russian people will survive'

Vladimir Putin has, for the first time, conceded that Russia may collapse in the future.

Vladimir Putin finally admits Russia faces a bleak future
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Vladimir Putin finally admits Russia faces a bleak future

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an interview with Russian state TV channel Rossiya 1 where he made some startling comments about Russia’s future.

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Vladimir Putin doubts 'Russian people will survive'

In the interview, Putin admitted that Russia could be facing a breakup in the future, with its population divided into separate nations, as reported by the country’s news agency TASS on 26 February 2023.

It is the first time Putin has openly commented on the possible disintegration of Russia, according to The New Voice of Ukraine (NV).

Putin said 'if the West manages to make the Russian Federation collapse and to assume control of its fragments', Russia may not survive as a nation. He continued:

If we go down this path (of Russia's collapse — ed.), I think that the fate of many peoples of Russia, and first of all, of course, the Russian people, may change drastically
I even doubt that such an ethnic group as the Russian people will survive as it is today, with some Muscovites, Uralian and others remaining instead.

Putin also stated that 'these plans are set out on paper'. He continued:

But it's all there, it's all written, it's all on a piece of paper
Well, now that their attempts to reshape the world exclusively for themselves after the collapse of the USSR have led to this situation, well, of course, we'll have to respond to this.

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Finally, Putin claimed the West's primary goal is to supposedly 'liquidate Russia in its current form'. He added:

They have one goal of liquidating the former Soviet Union and its main part, the Russian Federation. And later, [after liquidating Russia] they will probably admit us to the so-called family of civilized peoples, but only by parts, each part separately.

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Russia 'will cease to exist'

Just three days earlier, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary, Oleksiy Danilov made similar comments to Ukrainian TV broadcasters. He said the world should prepare for the collapse of Russia. Danilov continued:

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.

Sources used:

The New Voice of Ukraine: 'Putin unexpectedly mentions the risk of Russia’s collapse'

TASS Telegram channel

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