There are fears that Vladimir Putin is attempting to create ‘North and South Korea scenario in Ukraine’ as the Russian President is already changing the main operational directions.
Brigadier General Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warned that Putin will attempt to “impose a distribution line between the non-occupied and occupied regions” in Ukraine.
Brigadier General Budanov warned, “After the failures near Kyiv and the inability to overthrow the central government of Ukraine, Putin is already changing the main operational directions – these are the south and east.
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“There is reason to believe that he is considering the Korean scenario for Ukraine.
“That is, he will try to impose a distribution line between the non-occupied and occupied regions of our country.
“In fact, this is an attempt to create North and South Korea in Ukraine. After all, he is definitely not in power to swallow the entire state.”
The intelligence chief is convinced that Putin will try to establish a land corridor to Crimea which is still relevant for Russia.
General Budanov said, “The occupiers will try to cobble together the occupied territories into a single quasi-state entity that will oppose independent Ukraine.
“We already see an attempt to create ‘parallel’ authorities in the occupied territories and force people to give up the hryvnia. Perhaps they will want to bargain about this at the international level.”
He also noted that the resistance and rallies of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied territories, along with the counterattacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the gradual liberation of territories significantly complicates the implementation of Putin’s plans.
“In addition, the season of the all-out Ukrainian partisan safari is about to begin.
“Then there will be only one actual scenario left for the Russians – how to survive,” Budanov summed up.