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Russia: 'It won't end until we take Kiev' - Rogozin03:36

Russia: 'It won't end until we take Kiev' - Rogozin

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 3, 2022 at 11:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of the Tsar’s Wolves group of military advisers and former Head of Roscosmos Dmitri Rogozin stated that armed conflict in Ukraine would not end until Russia 'takes Kiev', speaking in an interview to RT on Friday.

[It will continue] until we liquidate this 'abscesses' [problem], until we defeat Ukraine, [and] I will tell you more, Ukraine as the West's outpost, and it won't end, until we, I'm sorry, take Kiev," Rogozin said.

He went on to say that Moscow's victory can only be secured when the Russian Armed Forces eliminate 'the threat to the existence' of Russia, and negotiations can only be about a form of 'surrender' by Kiev.

The former Roscosmos head also said that one of his tasks in the military field is to 'interact with developers who provide tactical action.'

"These are different drones like strike and reconnaissance drones, electronic warfare, radio-electronic reconnaissance systems. [They are necessary] because our enemy is harassing our covering force, dropping various bombs, small bombs and so on. That's why we tested them [drones] first at the training ranges of the Donetsk People's Republic, then at the defence line. This system showed the highest efficiency. Accordingly, we recommend it further to be adopted for armament and for its serial production," Rogozin explained.

Rogozin was dismissed as Head of Roscosmos in July 2022. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said that this was not due to complaints about his performance.

Rogozin soon went to volunteer in the Donbass, where he opened the Tsar's Wolves training centre to support DPR military units with military and technical issues.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.

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Head of the Tsar’s Wolves group of military advisers and former Head of Roscosmos Dmitri Rogozin stated that armed conflict in Ukraine would not end until Russia 'takes Kiev', speaking in an interview to RT on Friday.

[It will continue] until we liquidate this 'abscesses' [problem], until we defeat Ukraine, [and] I will tell you more, Ukraine as the West's outpost, and it won't end, until we, I'm sorry, take Kiev," Rogozin said.

He went on to say that Moscow's victory can only be secured when the Russian Armed Forces eliminate 'the threat to the existence' of Russia, and negotiations can only be about a form of 'surrender' by Kiev.

The former Roscosmos head also said that one of his tasks in the military field is to 'interact with developers who provide tactical action.'

"These are different drones like strike and reconnaissance drones, electronic warfare, radio-electronic reconnaissance systems. [They are necessary] because our enemy is harassing our covering force, dropping various bombs, small bombs and so on. That's why we tested them [drones] first at the training ranges of the Donetsk People's Republic, then at the defence line. This system showed the highest efficiency. Accordingly, we recommend it further to be adopted for armament and for its serial production," Rogozin explained.

Rogozin was dismissed as Head of Roscosmos in July 2022. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said that this was not due to complaints about his performance.

Rogozin soon went to volunteer in the Donbass, where he opened the Tsar's Wolves training centre to support DPR military units with military and technical issues.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.