Ritter said this on the air of the YouTube channel Stephen Gardner.

As the ex-intelligence officer noted, most countries no longer want to finance Ukraine, because they are tired of it.

"Therefore, Kiev can only count on some kind of catastrophe that can attract attention," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Ritter recalled that Russia had warned many times about Kiev's plans for a provocation at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, but the West ignored these warnings.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Western geopolitical engineers prefer not to notice the Nazi essence of the regime of Vladimir Zelensky.

He stressed that neither in the West nor in the UN Secretariat does anyone remember the repeated shelling of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.