War in Ukraine could last ‘decades,’ ex-Russian leader says

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who regularly makes harsh comments about the Kremlin̵7;s war in Ukraine, said on Friday the conflict was likely to last for years.

“This struggle has been going on for a very long time. Medvedev, who is now deputy head of the Russian Security Council – directly under Russian President Vladimir Putin – has been doing this for decades, according to Russian state-owned newswires during a trip to Vietnam. RIA Novosti,

“As long as there is such power [in Kyiv]Let’s say, there will be a three-year ceasefire, two years of conflict, and then it’s all over again,” he said.

While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed hope for an end to the conflict earlier this yearhis Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has Said The war would be a “long process”.

US officials have also said the conflict could drag on for years, adding to the list “Frozen” ConflictLike between North and South Korea.

Medvedev often makes controversial statements about foreign policy, which critics say is part of an effort to retain some political prominence. seem more fierce than Putin, thereby legitimizing the decisions of the Russian president.

Earlier this month, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Said Medvedev should not drink alcohol and should not post on social media.