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"Russia left Galicia out of its control": former Swedish prime minister on the Kremlin's plans for Ukraine in 2014

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Against the background of the deployment of Russian troops on the western borders, the Ukrainian agenda attracts the attention of the "progressive" public. Former Prime Minister and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt also voted.


Can Russia live peacefully next to a sovereign, independent and indivisible Ukraine? Or is open war inevitable?

- the politician asks.

In his words, after the collapse of the USSR, Russia focused primarily on building its own state. That all changed, however, when Vladimir Putin decided to return to the presidency for a third term in 2012.

Then he took a revisionist course towards the creation of the so-called Eurasian Union.

- writes Bildt.

In his opinion, Ukraine, meanwhile, has taken the path of rapprochement with neighbors from Central Europe. In this context, the EU has decided to “meet Ukraine halfway” by establishing a free trade zone with it. The Kremlin, dissatisfied with this, put pressure on the hesitant president of the independent Viktor Yanukovych "to turn his back on the EU." This triggered a "popular uprising that overthrew him."

The Kremlin viewed Ukraine as a weak and fragmented state that would disintegrate on its own if external pressure was exerted on it.

- writes the Swedish politician.

In his words, the annexation of Crimea in 2014 was supposed to hasten the collapse of the country.

The hope was that then Russia would be able to create the so-called Novorossia in the east and south of Ukraine, while leaving the "Western Galicia" out of its control

- says the former Swedish prime minister about the Kremlin's plans for Ukraine in 2014.

However, according to Bildt, "instead of dividing Ukraine, the Kremlin has never been able to unite the Ukrainian population." In this regard, in 2014, "Russia had to deploy battalions of the regular army to save what was left of its separatist redoubt in the Donbass."

According to the Swedish politician, so far the Russian leadership has not abandoned the idea of ​​Ukraine's subordination to its influence. Evidence of this is allegedly the large-scale deployment of troops near its borders.
Photos used:
http://www.kremlin.ru
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  1. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 April 21 2021 05: 47
    +8
    That's for sure fantasy hits the edge) everyone knows Putin's thoughts and only he does not know about it))))
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U April 21 2021 05: 57
      +4
      Quote: carstorm 11
      For sure, the fantasy is over the edge)

      Durka misses such dreamers, oh, forgive a sanatorium for those who are overworked on mental work.
      1. Pravodel
        Pravodel April 21 2021 06: 52
        +3
        misses such dreamers ... a sanatorium for those who are overworked on mental work.

        How bored! ... There are few fools of their own, you also need to add this Swede there in order to slightly reinforce the mental abilities of vacationers. Here the former minister will immediately have a job: the main educator and vparivat fools about submarines in the steppes of Ukraine. But what grateful listeners he will find for himself ...
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov April 22 2021 11: 54
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          "Russia was leaving Galicia out of its control": former Swedish prime minister on the Kremlin's plans for Ukraine in 2014 "
          What is the difference between clever misinformation (stuffing) from explicit? The fact that if in obvious disinformation everything is false and it is designed for illiterate id ... du ... very stupid people, then in cunning disinformation, basically, true facts are cited (but false ones are also screwed in), and the conclusions are mainly false.
          Such is the misinformation from Bild, a longtime "friend" of Russia. First citing a few true facts, then he gives his false interpretation of the "Ukrainian popular uprising that overthrew Yanukovych" and begins to talk abundantly about the intentions, hopes, plans and thoughts of the Russian leadership and Putin. How they are known only he knows himself! laughing
    2. Egoza
      Egoza April 21 2021 06: 43
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      Quote: carstorm 11
      everyone knows Putin's thoughts and only he does not know about it))))

      Well, European leaders live in the big DYAREVNA - the EU. Here everyone knows everything more than you know about yourself. And they will look into the plans, and they will spit into your borscht.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 21 2021 08: 17
        +1
        Quote: Egoza
        Well, European leaders live in the big DYAREVNA - the EU.

        Rather, in a large collective farm, where instead of the European Parliament, there is a collective farm meeting.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus April 21 2021 07: 43
      0
      this partner is right, mostly - but! I was mistaken in several years - already during the preparation of the 2007 Munchen speech, everything was determined in the Kremlin.

      it is possible that in TRMV there will be no peacefulness, like in the IVS, to Sweden in the Russian Federation
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. April 21 2021 05: 56
    +3
    The rhetoric of the Swede is, as always, in a Russophobic vein ... nothing surprising, after the defeat in the Battle of Poltava, the Swedes harbored a grudge against Russia at the genetic level and now, whenever possible, shit it wherever they can.
    Of course, Ukraine must be mentally torn away from Western values ​​... we can do this only by raising our economy and living standards above the level of the Western average person.
    The task is long-term and requires great efforts from our country.
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose April 21 2021 08: 15
      +1
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      after the defeat in the Battle of Poltava, the Swedes at the genetic level harbored a grudge against Russia and now, whenever possible, shit on her wherever they can.

      Especially the Swedes named Karl.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 April 21 2021 06: 06
    +6
    Well-embellished lies .... unfortunately, in some places in the history books they will write it down.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 21 2021 07: 02
      +2
      ..... Ukraine ..... followed the path of rapprochement with the western .....
      could a Swede take stock, what has Ukraine achieved in this close?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 21 2021 08: 50
        +1
        Hi Dmitry soldier
        Everything there is simple ... I see here, I don't see there!
        Selective vision, however.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid April 21 2021 10: 26
          +1
          Good morning Victor! bully Dreamed about
          .... free trade zone .....
          .And for whom would this zone be? As far as I understand, that Western goods would be delivered to the Russian Federation duty-free in huge quantities?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 21 2021 10: 36
            +1
            Dmitry, there are such tales of the Bremen Forest, to believe in them, you have to be dense as .... I don't know how, you won't find such a level right away.
            1. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid April 21 2021 10: 48
              +1
              In those years I did not follow Ukraine very much, lol he was still young.
              Quote: rocket757
              Dmitry, there are such tales of the Bremen Forest, to believe in them, you have to be as dense as .... b.
              but how many Ukrainians --- believed! Thought: "now good let's live! "
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 April 21 2021 11: 09
                +1
                So how many people were bred here ... they bred for a long time!
                They did not come up with anything new in this world ... donkey - carrot on a string and let's go.
                1. Reptiloid
                  Reptiloid April 21 2021 11: 26
                  +1
                  Quote: rocket757
                  So many people in our country were bred ... they bred for a long time! .....
                  and now, in one way or another, they continue. recourse believes
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 April 21 2021 11: 36
                    +1
                    Quote: Reptiloid
                    .Someone believes

                    The goal is unchanged, but the ways are changing.
                    1. Reptiloid
                      Reptiloid April 21 2021 11: 47
                      +1
                      Quote: rocket757
                      .... The goal is unchanged, but the methods are changing.
                      Immediately I remembered the navalnata donating to sisyan ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 April 21 2021 11: 55
                        +1
                        The carrot was shown very sweet ... but about the donkey, many somehow did not read it and went. Poor education is bad, and not knowing history is quite a disaster.
                      2. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid April 21 2021 12: 27
                        +1
                        laughing here recently in the network, a young guy was supposed to somehow steal and save the bulk ... we need to find this story, otherwise I somehow inattentively ..
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 April 21 2021 12: 34
                        +1
                        So we have enough films that we have seen enough.
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 21 2021 06: 09
    +4
    This phrase alone
    Can Russia live peacefully next to a sovereign, independent and indivisible Ukraine? Or is open war inevitable?
    , the Swedish prime minister, raises serious doubts about his mental abilities. There is a clear inability to draw adequate conclusions and conclusions from the existing political realities in Ukraine. Or the usual striped grunt.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 April 21 2021 06: 23
      +1
      Quote: Ros 56
      There is a clear inability to draw adequate conclusions and conclusions from the existing political realities in Ukraine

      I was especially smiled by "sovereign and independent"
    2. Egoza
      Egoza April 21 2021 06: 45
      +1
      Quote: Ros 56
      raises serious doubts about his mental abilities. There is a clear inability to draw adequate conclusions and conclusions from the existing political realities in Ukraine.

      So it's age, you know. Dementia crept up unnoticed wassat
  • Logan
    Logan April 21 2021 06: 28
    +5
    I can ask in the same way: "Can the West live peacefully next to a sovereign, independent and indivisible Russia? Or open war is inevitable?"
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 21 2021 08: 14
      0
      Quote: Logan
      "Can the West live peacefully next to a sovereign, independent and indivisible Russia? Or is open war inevitable?"

      This is similar, according to Bildt, to the times of WWII.
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 21 2021 06: 44
    +1
    with a sovereign, independent and indivisible Ukraine?
    Three definitions of today's Ukraine and all three are sheer lies. Former Prime Minister and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is clearly not in the subject, even taking into account the European orientation.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 21 2021 07: 04
      +1
      Karl Bild forgot to add ----puppy
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 21 2021 08: 12
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        Quote: Reptiloid

        +1
        Karl Bild forgot to add ---- puppy immature

        And he forgot to ride on the Maidan shouting "Sala to Ukraine!"
    2. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose April 21 2021 08: 26
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Karl Bildt is clearly not in the subject, even taking into account the European orientation

      Yes, they are all in the subject. It's just that a powerful anti-Russian information field is being formed now. From all sides. Using any far-fetched facts and pretexts. The simultaneity of anti-Russian statements and attacks against us speaks of the coordinated actions. The question is: why? They are clearly exacerbating the situation. How can all this end? In the worst case, fighting. With whom? Most likely with Ukraine. There are no other sacrificial animals on the horizon.
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty April 21 2021 07: 08
    +2
    That is why all sorts of second-hand political executions suddenly decided to bark on Russia en masse? Or is the barking well connected? The Swedes could not get involved in these matters at all, they are far from our borders. No, and these, too, fit into the general bunch of "truth-tellers"!
  • Al_lexx
    Al_lexx April 21 2021 07: 27
    +2
    Can Russia live peacefully next to a sovereign, independent and indivisible Ukraine? Or is open war inevitable?

    There are already three contradictions in the very formulation of the question.
    1. Where did they see a sovereign state there? 404 has been under external control for over fifteen years.
    2. What does it mean if Russia can peacefully coexist if the Zapadensk Natsiks are permanently swollen towards Moscow?
    3. About indivisibility ... I believe that western neighbors are much more drooling over some regions of Ukraine. As far as Russia is concerned, we will somehow take ours as soon as the opportune moment comes. Already Galicia, then we definitely did not resist any side. Therefore, the indivisibility of Ukraine is a purely rhetorical question, since initially the state (union republic) was cut into what is called - from a bulldozer.

    And in general, isn't there too much talk about a country that just 104 years ago was not on the political map of the world at all and would not have existed until now, if not for the decision of the Bolsheviks who seized power in the Russian Empire?

    However, according to Bildt, "instead of dividing Ukraine, the Kremlin has never been able to unite the Ukrainian population." In this regard, in 2014, "Russia had to deploy battalions of the regular army to save what was left of its separatist redoubt in the Donbass."

    Well, this is just an enchanting delirium of a person who does not know and does not understand either the history of the Russian Empire or the current state of affairs in Moscow's foreign policy. In a word - 100%, which does not attract even a provocateur.
  • tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 21 2021 08: 08
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    Against the background of the deployment of Russian troops on the western borders, the Ukrainian agenda attracts the attention of the "progressive" public.
    "Progressive public", as I understand it, these are those who were part of the Third Reich, but how sideways Sweden is attached to them, it is not clear.
  • faterdom
    faterdom April 21 2021 09: 02
    +1
    This is how they write "history". Everything is tailored from lies, but it is seasoned with the adjectives "free", "democratic", "totalitarian" and after three hundred years the reader will understand from the very first page (if they don’t forget how to read, degradation, it is rapid), and these revelations will be like chronicles Nestor's are the only true statements.
    But in fact, everything is somehow not so. The Europeans wanted to seize the market for the Ukrainian land market, the Americans wanted to expel our fleet from the Crimea and set up their bases there. And to do it under the veil of verbiage so cleverly that Russia would continue to largely support and sponsor Ukraine.
    When the "smart" Yanukovych, who was never pro-Russian, contrary to the current assertions, Moscow explained on its fingers that he would no longer eat here, and, apparently, they explained in dollars - he had an enlightenment in his brain, and he backed down, in business signing of binding agreements on the so-called "integration" with the EU.
    But could the West refuse so close to the goal, or wait yet? Time is ticking!
    And such a familiar trifle that the leadership of the state is against the question
    something solvable: a coup, the murder of the head (it is also a "glorious" thing to shove to Moscow), and the proteges with the intelligence of Klitschko or Turchinov's sister-in-law will sign whatever.
    But further - it did not go according to plan, much not according to plan.
    Crimea is gone. On the way, depriving the Americans of the coveted prize of this game for a long time, and at the same time showing the allies their military impotence, at least in front of Russia. To be honest, this is a fiasco and not the result into which the Americans laid their souls, so their frenzy is not feigned here.
    The Europeans, on the other hand, organized a war close at hand, they were not even allowed to rule the occupied Ukraine, but on the contrary, it is now being used in many ways against Europe.
    The same sanctions imposed on the Boeing, the investigation of which has not been completed yet, they hit who, after all? In Europe (who is asking Russia, or even more Ukraine?)
    If they knew how everything would work out, they might not have rushed so much with the coup, Yanukovych was already swimming in his mouth, weakly resisting.
    But the deed is done, and there are no winners, except (a bad dream of entertainers) Russia, in terms of Crimea.
    All politicians are offended, and now they have no choice but to lie. Or to admit that one is not smarter than Yanukovych, which is humiliating.
  • AB
    AB April 21 2021 14: 16
    0
    According to the Swedish politician

    It's hard for a Swedish idiot to live.