Prominent Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin said in a March 19, 2022 interview on Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) that Russia will either win in Ukraine and be accepted as a sovereign superpower, or “there will be no Putin, no Russia, no world.”
He said that any NATO intervention will be responded to “in kind,” including the use of nuclear weapons if NATO launches a nuclear attack against Russia. He emphasized: “The decision to continue with the operation to our last breath has been taken.”
In addition, Dugin said that Russia’s war in Ukraine is not against Ukraine as a country, but against “American hegemony” and the “global liberal elites who are trying to take over the world.” He also said that Putin is so popular that the people have effectively made him Russia’s “natural monarch.” For more about Alexander Dugin, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 9433 and No. 7839.