According to him, Russia “thinks geopolitically” both on the eve of the Battle of Orsha, which took place more than 500 years ago, and also now. This, according to him, is also proven by the speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before the invasion of Ukraine.
“He thinks historically and geopolitically. And the main idea of this military campaign, in my opinion, was to take over all of Eastern Europe. Because the Russians know (…) that with Ukraine Russia is a great empire, without Ukraine it is nothing. So, the goal and idea was to take Ukraine, and then, after securing the resources, to attack Eastern Europe: the Baltic States, Poland first,” said O. Arestovyčius, participating in a conference held in Vilnius to commemorate the 508th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha.
He also reminded that after Russia attacked Ukraine, “the best military experts” predicted that the country would fall within three days.
“We’ve been fighting for 197 days today, so we have some secrets on how to do it. And I want to present them to you”, said the adviser.
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