Marmots: There is no Ukraine. Muddle instead of the state. Borsch, Bandera, there is a bandura. But there is no nation
Former presidential aide Vladislav Surkov said that ” there is no Ukraine.”
In an interview with Topical Comments , answering the question: what do you think of Ukraine, he said:
“ There is no Ukraine. There is Ukraine. That is, a specific disorder of minds. Surprisingly brought to extreme degrees, the passion for ethnography. Such a bloody local history. Muddle instead of the state. Borsch, Bandera, there is a bandura. But there is no nation. There is a brochure “Self-Ukraine”, but there is no Ukraine. The only question is whether Ukraine is already gone, or not yet? ”
Surkov further stated that he was a ” ukrooptimist”, and clarified that ” Ukraine is not there so far, but eventually it will still be.”
“ Ukrainians are stubborn guys, they will do. However, what kind of Ukraine it will be, in what borders it will exist, and even, maybe, how many Ukraine will be – open questions. And one way or another Russia will have to participate in resolving these issues, ”Surkov said.
According to him, “relations with Ukraine were never simple, even when Ukraine was part of Russia.”
“ Ukraine has always been troublesome for the imperial and Soviet bureaucracy. Either Ataman Half-Failure will fail, then the zapadents will go over to Hitler. Coercion by force to fraternal relations is the only method that has historically proven effectiveness in the Ukrainian direction. I don’t think that any other will be invented, ”Surkov said.
Recall Surkov left the civil service on January 25. He was responsible for shaping policies regarding Ukraine and cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The official was also called the ” architect” of the war in the Donbass and the main ideologist of the creation of terrorist groups ” DPR” and “LPR” in eastern Ukraine.
Commenting on his departure, Surkov said that this is due to a “change of context” , without specifying what exactly this means.
In early February, the place of Surkov was taken by Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the presidential administration .