Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s President from 2008 to 2012, has taken to Twitter to share his predictions for the year 2023. “On New Year’s Eve, everybody’s into making predictions,” he wrote on the social media platform.
“Many come up with futuristic hypotheses, as if competing to single out the wildest, and even most absurd ones. Here is our humble contribution.”
Mr Medvedev predicted a number of other outcomes in the year that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine will reach the significant 12-month mark.
Along with his prediction that the oil price per barrel will rise, he also stated that “the UK will re-join the EU” in 2023.
He added: “The EU will collapse after the UK’s return; Euro will drop out of use as the former EU currency.”
Among other things, he predicted the breakup and fracturing of Europe, civil war in the United States, and Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom to join the Republic of Ireland.
Twitter users mocked the Russian calling him “desperate” and asking if he had “just drained a few bottles of vodka” while thanking him “for the laugh”.
Political scientist and Twitter user @JasminMuj added: “This thread is an important reminder of why drugs are so dangerous.”
“You really think the EU will let the UK join?”, another asked as @MEHMiller2 replied: “we don’t ever want to re-join that corrupt cabal.
“Other countries will leave before it inevitably collapses in a giant pile of debt.”
The comments come just days after The Times polling revealed that only one in every three Leave voters believes Brexit has been a success.
“Only in the UK are people still arguing about Brexit,” a source in Brussels said.
“No one in Europe considers it anymore.”