On Tuesday, a senior Russian foreign ministry official stated that Russia cannot coexist with the current government in Kiev and will continue to resist the NATO military alliance until its goals are met. According to high-ranking diplomat Rodion Mirošnik, the current regime in Ukraine is “absolutely toxic” and Russia does not see any option for coexistence with it at this time. Mirošnik accused Ukraine of committing crimes against the civilian population and violating human rights, and claimed that NATO has supplied Ukraine with prohibited weapons.
Miroshnik was tasked with collecting evidence of alleged Ukrainian war crimes against civilians in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, which Moscow denies. Miroshnik also stated that Russia is prepared to resist NATO for as long as necessary to defeat Ukrainian forces in its “special military operation” and complete the tasks assigned by the president. He believes that the West’s interest in Ukraine will eventually decline and that the current government in Kiev will fall.
The 2014 Ukrainian revolution was described by Kremlin spokesman Dimitriy Peskov as a sponsored coup that led to Ukraine’s current pro-Western stance, which was confirmed directly or indirectly by representatives of foreign countries. President Vladimir Putin sees the war as part of a broader fight against the US, with Kremlin claiming that US’s goal is to split Russia and seize its natural resources, settling accounts with China afterward. The West declared Putin a war criminal and a dictator leading an imperialist war to steal the country while Reuters estimates that this has weakened Russia and created a stronger sense of statehood in Ukraine, giving new meaning to NATO alliance through its actions.