Russian commander issues chilling warning that finally admits everyone's worst fear

Tank in war

The general hinted at Russia’s plans to expand further into the continent

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 18/09/2023

- 13:39

Updated: 18/09/2023

- 14:02

The general said that the Ukrainian war is a 'stepping stone' for the rest of Europe

A top Russian General has issued a terrifying warning about the Ukrainian war, signalling everyone’s worst fears.

General Andrey Mordvichev admitted that the war in Ukraine is “a stepping stone” for the rest of Eastern Europe.

The general, who was only appointed last week, hinted at Russia’s plans to expand further into the continent.

Fears of the conflict escalating have been prominent ever since the war began in February.


Countries bordering Ukraine or that were once part of the Soviet Union are especially fearful.

Poland, Moldova, and Georgia are likely to be especially concerned of the conflict stretching to their doorsteps.

Mordvichev was asked how long the fighting would last, to which he replied: “There is still plenty of time. It is pointless to talk about a specific period.”

“If we are talking about Eastern Europe, which we will have to, of course then it will be longer.”


When asked in an interview if Ukraine was a mere “stepping stone” in a larger plan for Russian takeover, he said: “Yes, absolutely, it is only the beginning.”

Mordvichev has been playing a pivotal role in the war, as the commander of the Central Military District and Russian Central Grouping of Forces.

It has been suggested that Putin gave him a promotion as a reward for “loyalty and obedience”, rather than to aware his “battlefield performance”.

The newly appointed general said previously that Ukraine’s counter-offensive effort would be over by the end of August.

However, Ukraine’s counter-offensive has continued into September. Two weeks ago, Kyiv drones hit the city of Rostov-on-Don.

The drone strikes occurred near the headquarters of the southern military district command, which plays a pivotal role in Russia’s offensive efforts in Ukraine.

Putin and Kim Jong-un

Putin met with Kim Jong-un last week


Ukraine’s counter-offensive effort has recently been focused on expanding the bridgehead around Robotyne, a village in the southern Zaporizhzhia region.

Ukraine successfully seized the village from the Russians last month, and now their efforts have been focused on trying to expand their reach on the area.

His comments come as Putin met with Kim Jong-un last week.

The North Korean leader promised “full and unconditional support” for Russia on Wednesday as the estranged leaders held a summit.

The US are fearful that the growing bond between the two could bolster Moscow’s ammunition supply in Ukraine.

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