The Russian Federation may announce the “accession” of Kherson and most of the Zaporizhzhia region, because it felt its impunity.
The world has done nothing to punish Russia after the atrocities in Bucha, and therefore the invaders feel impunity and are not afraid of responsibility for their actions.
Aleksey Arestovich, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, told about this in a conversation with Russian human rights activist and journalist Mark Feygin.
Arestovich does not rule out that the Russian Federation may announce the “accession” of Kherson and most of the Zaporizhzhia region.
“The Russians have realized that they will not get anything for “joining the Kherson and Zaporozhzhia regions”. They see no signs, at least from our European allies, and even from the American ones, of any strengthening of sanctions or additional weapons to Ukraine,” he said. he.
The representative of the OP said that Putin and his accomplices were very scared after Bucha.
“That’s why they were so kind in the negotiations. They then postponed the offensive in the Donbass because they thought their world would “break” after the atrocities committed. And the world did nothing after Bucha. Well, some package of sanctions, converstaions about weapons. And russians understood: “What is there to be afraid of. If we didn’t get anything after the mass atrocities and tortures in the 21st century, then why not declare the “unity of peoples”. And then Russia managed to impose a dialogue from the West,” says Arestovich.