Putin achieves the opposite of what he wants, says Ukraine

Sergiy Nykyforov

© APA | Sergiy Nykyforov

# 12 May 2022 23:00 (UTC +04:00)

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the opposite of President Putin's goal of increasing his influence on his western border, a spokesman for President Zelensky says, APA reports citing BBC.

Sergiy Nykyforov told BBC World News that the war had forced Finland and Sweden to rethink their security positions and consider joining Nato.

He also said that before the invasion a significant number of Ukrainians wanted stronger ties with Russia, but now the vast majority would prefer integration with Europe.