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

27 January, 13:55
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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 - фото 1
For a successful blitzkrieg on Kyiv, the Kremlin needs a large-scale provocation, for example, an attack on the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra or on the faithful of the Moscow Patriarchate during a religious procession.

Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine in 2014-2019, said it in an interview with European Truth, Religiyna Pravda reports.

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.