Massive military Phone Number List reforms since 2008, its "successful" military campaigns in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, but also because Russia, with its million soldiers, has a dominant military power in the European scene. To a Phone Number List certain extent, this conflict is that of a great power addressing another great power as an equal: when Putin made his December 17, 2021 demands to return NATO to its 1997 positions, he did not Phone Number List go to or to Brussels, but to Washington.
Putin addressed Joe Biden in the same Phone Number List hegemonic power language: to push back the geopolitical borders of Eastern Europe, simply because Russia now has the means to do so, somewhat like the behavior of the United States in the 1990s. But there is another level of analysis, that of Russian-Ukrainian relations, and here the second "original sin" was committed by Russia in 2014 in the context of the Euromaidan Phone Number List revolution .. Ukraine is a large but fragile state. Its internal composition - a large Russian-speaking population in the east and south, and a pro-Western population in Galicia - but also its geopolitical situation between Russia, on the one Phone Number List hand, and NATO and the European Union, on the other, led Ukraine to make balances. We already saw this balancing act in 2004, when after the.
Orange Revolution" the pro-Russian Phone Number List candidate, Victor Yanukovych, returned to power. Even after Euromaidan, the possibility of recreating the balance between Russia and the West was real. But that possibility was cut short by the Russian Phone Number List annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas. After 2014, no Ukrainian leader could engage with Russia, let alone express pro-Russian positions. Russian initiatives pushed Ukraine towards the Phone Number List West, The invasion that we are witnessing today is going to consolidate the Ukrainian identity in nationalist terms, marking the definitive rupture between the Ukrainian and Russian.