Ukraine may disappear from the world map if the Western countries continue to supply it with weapons, former adviser to the US Secretary of Defense, Colonel Douglas McGregor, said on Sky News Australia.
The expert criticized Western countries and, in particular, Australia, for military assistance to Kyiv and stressed that they should have contributed to a peaceful resolution of the situation, otherwise Ukraine would face destruction and death.
“This is already a failed state in principle (Ukraine), it can completely disappear from the world map. I believe that a ceasefire is necessary. Australia must insist on this, because no one in Washington will go for it. But from people in Berlin, Paris and London, I I hear about the growing support for just this one idea - a ceasefire - and coming to some kind of agreement. Because we cannot afford to fight to the last Ukrainian, "McGregor explained.
As Agence France-Presse reported, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised to provide Ukraine with 14 armored personnel carriers, 20 Bushmaster armored vehicles and several drones.
Russia has sent a diplomatic note to all countries involved in the supply of weapons to the Kyiv regime. As Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted, these cargoes are becoming a legitimate target for the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The United States does not recognize the entry of Ukrainian territories into Russia. Such a development will seriously complicate prospects for a diplomatic settlement