The Kremlin may provoke an attack on the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra or on the faithful of the Moscow Patriarchate to launch an offensive on Kyiv, - Klimkin
When asked whether the Kremlin's blitzkrieg against Kyiv is possible, the diplomat said that to do this, Moscow must arrange a large-scale provocation.
“By the way, Russia has plans for a possible targeted offensive on Kyiv via Belarus. Some experts believe that if you cut down Kyiv, the country's governance will also “crumble”.
But for this to happen, we need a large-scale provocation in Kyiv. It can be anything – for example, an attack on the Lavra or on Russian citizens during a religious procession.
And I'm sure these scenarios have been developed. The Kremlin has good scenario writers,” Klimkin said.