Dismantling Russian Federation is less hazardous than leaving it ruled by criminals – Fotyga

Anna Fotyga, a Polish Member of the European Parliament and former Polish foreign minister, wrote an article for EurActiv stating that a disintegration of the Russian Federation could solve the current crisis and help stop the war in Ukraine. 

“The invasion of Ukraine is a direct continuation of Russia’s imperial and colonial policies, which never disappeared. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has been coupled with a propaganda campaign denying the very existence of a Ukrainian nation and genocide being actively committed against Ukrainians, all completed with the colonization of occupied territories by ethnic Russians. This is what is happening in Mariupol, Donbas, and Bakhchysarai. Russia’s policy in these instances has been copy-pasted from Krasnaya Polyana or Kamchatka in the 19th Century, writes Anna Fotyga, ECR MEP and former foreign minister of Poland”.

Anna Fotyga, Polish Member of the European Parliament

Anna Fotyga supported the initiative of the Forum of Free Nations of post-Russia.

According to the speakers of the Post-Russia Free Nations Forum, the time for the final dismantling of the last colonial and bellicose empire has come.

5th Forum of Free Nations of Post-Russia in the European Parliament

On January 31, the 5th Forum of Free Nations of Post-Russia will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Among the speakers are the leader of Ichkeria in exile, Akhmed Zakayev, Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan in exile, Rafis Kashapov, and political scientist Pavel Mezerin, who represents Ingria. The event is co-hosted by Polish members of the European Parliament, Anna Fotyga and Kosma Zlotowski.

Among the participants of the event, there are representatives of Tatarstan, Ingria, Ural Republic, Karelia, Circassia, Confederation of Siberia, Kuban, Pskov Republic, Buryatia, Pacific Federation, Zalessia, Sakha, Udmurtia, Tuva, Bashkortostan, Komi. 

At the 4th Forum, which took place in Sweden in December, the leaders of the nations of the post-Russian space signed a declarative but important symbolic act – “Memorandum on the termination of the Russian Federation.” The document represents a roadmap for a peaceful, constructive, and non-violent dismantling of the Russian Federation.

The Forum of Free Nations of Russia is a communication platform for leaders of regional movements and representatives of indigenous peoples of Russia, aiming for a controlled, non-violent reconstruction of Russia.

Post-Russia reconstruction will include de-imperialization, decolonization, and denuclearization

Post-Russia reconstruction will include de-imperialization, decolonization, denazification, demilitarization, and denuclearization of the modern Russian state. The ultimate goal is the collapse of the empire, which is currently waging a war of conquest against Ukraine.

The main goals of the Forum of Free Nations of post-Russia:

  • To agree on a peaceful dismantling of the Russian Federation;
  • Highlight the boundaries of future independent states;
  • Confirm the principle of complete and unconditional denuclearization of all post-Russia nations;
  • create a mechanism for the division of assets- debts of the current Russian Federation (including reparations);
  • Develop basic parameters of the post-Russian space, especially in the first few transitional years (economic ties, logistics chains, movement of people and capital, currency issue, etc.)

Whether it was Tsarist, Soviet, or led by Putin, Russia has not changed over the centuries. It is driven by the same imperial instincts, repeating the same scheme: conquest, genocide, colonization, and then seeking a silent acceptance of the status quo, bribing the international community through a mirage of economic cooperation or the illusion of a vast Russian market. We cannot be misled into thinking that Moscow is a part of the solution to any global problems. 

Anna Fotyga, Polish Member of the European Parliament

We should remember that even when Russia was falsely seen as a stabilizing force in Europe, it was at the expense of nations of my region, with my country being partitioned and occupied by Russia. Even then, Moscow planned to further “go West” to export its “stabilization” in the 19th Century or its revolution in the 20th. Moscow has no shame in openly repeating this imperialist scheme in Ukraine in the 21st Century. This is why Moscow’s imperialism must end forever.

Anna Fotyga, Polish Member of the European Parliament

We should be aware that Putin and his gang of war criminals are not the cause, but the consequence of the problem, the root of which is the authoritarian and imperial essence of Moscow and the phobias of the Okhrana, KGB, or FSB, which captured the Russian state long ago. Russian imperialism has profound roots. However, today we find ourselves not in the 16th Century of Ivan the Terrible or the 18th of Catherine II, but in the 21st Century of international law, standard organizations, and shared values. The European Parliament and many other parliaments around the globe have labeled the Russian Federation a terrorist state. Such an acknowledgment has inevitable consequences. This terrorist organization should be dismantled even if it is seen by many as an empire.

Anna Fotyga, Polish Member of the European Parliament

Complete defeat of Russian troops in Ukraine will trigger Russia collapse 

Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine is approaching its first anniversary. And in 2023 the Kremlin regime faces a complete defeat. The war being fought by Russian troops in Ukraine today is very different from that being fought when Russia first invaded Ukraine.

In February 2022, the full-scale Russian invasion and a massive attack on Kyiv, aimed at changing Ukraine’s government, soon failed. It quickly became apparent that the Russian army could not capture Ukraine and defeat the Ukrainian army. On the contrary, a brilliant counter-offensive Ukrainian army liberated the Kyiv region, Kharkiv region, and Kherson. 

And now, after the West approved tanks to supply to Kyiv, the Ukrainian military might gain momentum to defeat Russian invaders.

In case of the Russian army’s defeat in Ukraine and return to at least the borders of February 24, 2022, then it might trigger an implosion of Russia and either a regime change or Putin’s dismissal.

We wrote about possible scenarios in our article in November: Russia collapse or coup against Putin: what scenario is more likely?

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