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“Historically, Russia is collapsing after a military defeat – the Russian authorities are experiencing coups and destruction after military defeat,” Andrusiv said.
“I do not rule out a coup after (Russia is) defeated in Ukraine,” he said. “Putin’s extradition to The Hague could be one of the conditions for resolving relations between Russia, the West and us.”
Andrusiv said that justice is a long process, but the most important thing is that it happens.
“(Nazi dictator Adolf) Hitler’s defeat ensured 70 years of world stability,” he said.
“Now Putin’s defeat must ensure lasting peace and a new system of international security for years. So it’s not a question of deadlines, but of the justice that is to come.”
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As an academic, Andrusiv wrote several publications before the Russian invasion in full scale, claiming that the war in Ukraine would be the last for Russia.
“I drew a parallel with Germany. It had to suffer two major defeats to completely transform itself, its consciousness and attitude,” he said.
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“(Defeat in Ukraine) will be the second for the Russians. The first was the collapse of the Soviet Union, a generation’s defeat. And the second is defeat in this war. And I’m sure after that they will start the same processes as in Germany , when they come to the conclusion that it is no longer possible to solve a problem by force. “