OREANDA-NEWS. Crimea will forever remain a part of Russia, and the prospects for disintegration are real primarily for Ukraine, formed as a state with the help of the Russian Empire and the USSR and renouncing a common past and good-neighborly relations, said Senator from Crimea Sergei Tsekov, commenting on the statements of ex-Chairman of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Vytautas Landsbergis.

Earlier, Landsbergis told the Ukrainian newspaper Den that Crimea could return to Ukraine only after the collapse of Russia and that it was only a matter of time, "because all empires have their end."

"Landsbergis did not say anything about the European Union, which is woven of states with an often irreconcilable vision of humanitarian development? Of course these are fabrications, they all dream of Russia falling apart, but at the same time they do not even think about what the future of the world might be. , in the event of such a hypothetical situation. Let them not hope. Crimea will never return to Ukraine, "Tsekov told RIA Novosti.

In his opinion, Landsbergis's statements are based not on real political analysis, but on anger towards Russia.

“As for the political class of Lithuania, it is characterized by a pronounced constant malice towards Russia, as well as from the side of neighboring Poland. As for Ukraine, it can become a civilized state only on condition of normal, friendly relations with Russia. Ukraine as a state was formed by the efforts of Russia "First, the Russian Empire, and then the USSR, and the rejection of the past led to this situation. In fact, Ukraine itself is on the verge of collapse, and the likelihood of the collapse of this country while maintaining the existing policy is very likely," Tsekov said.