Paweł Gubariew, a self-declared leader in the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic, has made alarming statements about what lies ahead for Ukrainians.
Gubariew, who joined the Russian military following the onset of the Ukraine conflict, is known for disseminating propaganda and false information online. He has previously referred to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as "possessed," even going so far as to label him "Hitler 2.0."
In his latest remarks, Gubariew unleashed a tirade filled with animosity and falsehoods against Ukraine.
He stated, "Either we will perish, or they will. We may have to destroy millions of Ukrainians, but we will emerge victorious. This isn't about my thirst for blood; it's just the reality."
Gubariew also speculated on the dire consequences for Russia should they lose the war, including potential decolonization, looting, and the displacement of the native population by other ethnic groups.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking steps to ensure victory.
Intelligence reports from Ukraine and Israel indicate that Russia is planning to acquire Iranian ballistic missiles, a move that will soon be possible due to the expiration of a UN resolution prohibiting Iran from exporting missile weaponry.
Watch the chilling message from Paweł Gubariew below