Putin’s regime may collapse unexpectedly, same as Soviet Union – Crimean Tatar Leader
Crimea will return under Ukrainian control as soon as the totalitarian regime collapses in the Russian Federation, and it may happen at any moment, Leader of Crimean Tatars and Member of Ukrainian Parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev believes.
“When will Crimea return to Ukraine? Totalitarian regimes collapse completely unexpectedly. It was the same with the Soviet Union too. Until recently, they thought that the USSR was for centuries,” he said in an interview with Ukrainian media.
The Crimean Tatar leader claimed that the regions would separate from Russian Federation after the collapse.
“The same will happen with the Russian Federation. Regions will sprout, just as the republics divided from the Soviet Union,” Dzhemilev added.
Moreover, he said, Russian Federation’s potential cannot be compared with the Soviet Union. Russia’s GDP is lower than Italy, which is ten times lower than that of the Russian Federation.
The politician asserted that Russia spends most of its budget to military equipment and propaganda.
“But Russia continues to allocate huge amounts of money for military purposes. They spend nearly five times less per serviceman than NATO countries. Their priority is weapons and propaganda,” Dzhemilev said.(C)QHA 2021