Russia’s strategy involves trying to sow a massive humanitarian disaster and provoke yet another refugee crisis in Europe – all to coerce Ukraine to peace.
That’s according to Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Ukrinform reports.
“The Russians strike on peaceful cities. They hit civilian objects – from houses to hospitals and schools. They threaten to release destructive forces of nature. These are the elements of their malign strategy. Their goal is obvious: to cause a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe, to provoke another refugee crisis in Europe. It's either force Ukraine to make peace or force the West to force Ukraine to make peace,” Yermak tweeted on Tuesday.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, the head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, during a speech at the International Security Forum in Halifax, said that Ukraine and its international partners are working hard to prepare a declaration on an effective air shield.