An official Kremlin source with extensive knowledge of the Ukrainian military intervention has revealed that Russia may seek to annex Ukraine as the Russian Federation continues its offensives.
According to the source, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova said that –
“The Ukrainian leadership missed its chance for a sovereign state,
“They have already missed the main chance for the existence of Ukraine within their own borders, a sovereign Ukraine, an independent Ukraine,” she said.
If you read between the diplomatic lines (and Zakharova does not carry a gag), then this can be understood in a way that the Kremlin may be on secret course that may culminate in the complete demilitarisation and annexation of Ukraine.
Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova is the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation from 10 August 2015. She has a degree of Candidate in Historical Sciences, the Russian equivalent of a PhD.