Journalist and politician Maksim Shevchenko, commenting on the high-profile events of the outgoing year, and in particular, the unabated tension around Russia and Ukraine in recent months, did not rule out aggravation on the Russian-Ukrainian border in the near future.
“I do not exclude that somewhere in the second half of January there may be an aggravation, up to a military one. The gun is so actively hung on the wall that it should shoot according to the law of the genre, “Shevchenko said in an interview with Rosbalt.
At the same time, he doubted that a full-fledged war is possible – “maybe it will be some kind of local battles.”
“It is not excluded that this could be the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. Lukashenka is also being coached into this matter, pumped up as a potential aggressor against Ukraine. Although he never wanted any confrontation with Ukraine, it was beneficial for Belarus to be in a neutral position, Shevchenko explained. “I think there will be no global war.”
According to Shevchenko, the Russian authorities are simply playing geopolitical games in order to defend their independence from external strong players.
During the interview, the politician also answered the questions “Who is behind the aggravation of relations between Russia and NATO?”, “Why does Vladimir Putin not want to break off relations with the West?” closed down the International Memorial, previously recognized as a foreign agent? “
Host – Peter Godlevsky.
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