Andrey Piontkovsky: Putin could include South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Belarus and even Nagorno-Karabakh in the Russian Federation
Russian oppositionist, political scientist, and publicist Andrey Piontkovsky suggested that Putin, on the eve of the anniversary of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, could include South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Belarus, and even Nagorno-Karabakh in the Russian Federation. The expert stated this in an interview with Daria Kudimova.
According to the oppositionist, the events, or rather, the announcements of recent days, they have led him to such a conclusion. "Dance songs were planned for the evening of February 22, and on the morning of February 22, he, Putin, gathers both houses of the Federal Assembly. This means that some laws will be adopted," Piontkovsky explained. In addition, Lukashenka was summoned to Moscow on February 20, and the presidents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia on February 21 and 22 (although Dmitry Peskov claims that there are no such meetings in the schedule of the President of the Russian Federation).
"I do not rule out that Putin will go for such a fake - expand the Russian Federation, take South Ossetia, Abkhazia into the Russian Federation, maybe kick his feet, strangle or shoot Lukashenka and also accept Belarus," the expert expressed his opinion.
In addition, in Nagorno-Karabakh, the pro-Russian billionaire is pursuing the line "Let Nagorno-Karabakh become part of the Russian Federation." "It will be presented as a great victory, as an expansion of the 'Russian peace'. I understand this is madness, but in their logic, selling something to the population is a completely working option," Piontkovsky said.