With Ukraine on the offensive in its months-long war with Russia, the aggressor (Russia) is still pushing for the complete annihilation of Ukraine from the world’s map.

US Ambassador told United Nations last Friday that there’s no doubt about Russia’s intentions to completely dismantle Ukraine and “dissolve it from the world map entirely.”

Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council that US intelligence is seeing more signs of Russia setting the foundation for their counterattack in the Eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Even though Kherson is currently blocked off, there are movements around the southern part of the city and Zaporizhzhia regions.

According to reports, aside from Russia’s recruitment of assassins to the frontlines, they are inaugurating “illegitimate proxy officials in Russian-held areas, with the goal of holding sham referenda or decree to join Russia.”

Thomas-Greenfield added that even Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated that this is Russia’s ultimate “war aim.”

Sergey Lavrov
Sergey Lavrov Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia delivers a speech at the Conference on Disarmament (Source: UN Geneva/Flickr)

Lavrov told the Arab summit in Cairo last Sunday that Moscow is currently looking at the big picture. They are supposedly looking to “free” the people of Ukraine from its “unacceptable regime.” Analysts say this is a suggestion that Moscow’s war is set to extend beyond the Donbas region this year.

“We will certainly help the Ukrainian people to get rid of the regime, which is absolutely anti-people and anti-historical.”

Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyansky told the Security Council that Moscow is looking to carry out the “de-Nazification and demilitarization of Ukraine.”