Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pointed out that the next 10 years will not be quiet in an interview with Russian journalists on Thursday. Medvedev stated that the West does not like the independence of Russia and China and will try to divide Russia into smaller states.
Medvedev, who is currently the deputy head of the Russian security council, said in his statement that Ukraine is part of the "Great Russia". He stated that he does not see the possibility of reviving Russia's ties with the West.
Medvedev also referred to the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for Putin. He said this could never happen. He stated that if it happens, war will be deemed to have been declared against Russia.
He also referred to the shipment of war ammunition to Ukraine:
"Every day of foreign weapons delivery to Ukraine ultimately brings this very nuclear apocalypse closer."
Pointing to the drone issue, which has been on the agenda recently, Medvedev mentioned that Russia has a nuclear superiority:
"Thank God - of course the drones are important, too, especially under condition of the current conflict - that we have parity and even superiority in the sphere of strategic nuclear forces. As a matter of fact this is even more important for the very existence of our country. Without this they would have definitely torn us in pieces."
He underlined that the desire of the West is to divide the country into parts and demilitarize each of these parts so that they join NATO to protect them.
Medvedev concluded by stating that he saw Ukraine as a part of Russia but had to leave due to historical reasons.