Expecting change after Putin's death is naive - political analyst Fedorchuk
Stanislav Fedorchuk, Head of the Post-Soviet Studies Department at the Ukrainian Strategic Initiative, believes the only way to move the needle on the Russian Federation's aggressive rhetoric is to completely destroy the Putin regime
He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.
"It is very naive to hope that everything will be fine after Putin's death. Because no matter what form of power transfer he chooses, it will not change the situation for us dramatically. It will be a transfer of power in the form of succession, as it was with Yeltsin, or fake elections. For Ukraine, the only window of opportunity is when the groups centered around Putin start fighting for power after his death. This will give us some chances, but again, they will be temporary," explained Fedorchuk.
The political scientist noted that only the complete destruction of the regime can change Russia's political vector. "Therefore, the only way to protect ourselves from Russian aggression and influence is to create a good funeral team for dictator Putin. It is this team that will finally be able to sing the last rites of the Russian Empire and build a safe space on the territory of Russia. It will also be able to establish a normal economic vector of the country with normal relations with neighboring states," he emphasized.
- On December 8, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2024. The presidential election will be multi-day for the first time.