Prof. Lawrence Freedman: «Most likely there will be a negotiated conclusion, probably at the cease-fire talks», but Ukranians «must emerge from this ordeal as a free and independent country with no Russian troops on their soil»
War Of Obsession: Why Putin Is Risking Russia’s Future – Analysis
By Kadri Liik* The main constraints on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were never the threat of Western sanctions or intelligence-based exposure of its preparations. In retrospect, even the negotiatio… 12:23 p. m. · 28 feb. 2022
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24, it has met with fierce resistance from Ukrainians, turned a million people into refugees, killed an unknown number of others, prompted unprecedented sanctions, sparked an International Criminal Court investigation into potential war crimes, and revived fears of nuclear war.
What brought Putin — and the world — to this point?