Putin Might Be Going For Poland Too
There is no sign of an end to the protracted war in Ukraine. Many people have died, and countless others have been negatively impacted. With other nations involved and both sides vying for dominance, the situation has become even more difficult.
But, Russian President Vladimir Putin now controls the course of the battle. Putin’s hold on power has not been impacted by the fact that the war did not proceed as he had anticipated. He continues to drive, determined to fight to the bitter finish.
Putin recently addressed the public and made it plain that he will keep fighting in little, methodical steps to address the issues at hand. The conflict over Ukraine is personal to Putin. When the Soviet Union and Ukraine broke in August 1991, it dealt Putin a serious blow. The collapse of the Soviet Union, in his opinion, was the biggest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century.
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Putin’s desire for vengeance rose as NATO’s presence in the area grew and Ukraine moved toward the West. Every effort to integrate Ukraine into the West, in his opinion, is crossing a boundary that should not be crossed. In addition, Putin has worked hard to keep Ukraine within Russia’s borders, making this a personal setback for him.
In 2004, Putin was a VIP guest at a parade in the heart of Kiev. The anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from Nazi Germany made it a unique occasion. Together with Victor Yanukovych, who was then a presidential contender looking for Putin’s support, Putin was in Kiev just before a presidential election. Despite accusations of vote-rigging, Yanukovych ultimately prevailed in the election and went on to become Ukraine’s fourth president.
At the time, Putin had a significant influence in Kiev, but that is no longer the true. Putin might be waging this conflict to reclaim his power. But why did he take such a big chance on it? That might be considered Putin’s style—he takes chances, perhaps to the point of brinksmanship.
Putin has relied on his propensity for taking chances from his time in the KGB to his time in the White House. Putin invaded Georgia, sent soldiers to Syria to bolster the Assad government, and annexed Crimea. It’s possible that the operation in Crimea prepared the way for the present invasion of Ukraine.
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It’s interesting to note that Putin has never lost a war and he has no desire to do so in Ukraine. By utilizing additional soldiers, weaponry, and firepower, he hopes to turn around his situation. Putin has approved plans to increase the military’s ranks by 50%, and Moscow has already mobilized 500,000 additional conscripts.
The long game that the Russian president is playing for might not just involve Ukraine. According to reports, Russia may station additional military close to Finland, a nation looking to NATO for protection. Finland is a potential target for Russia because it has asked to join NATO.
The issue is confusing, to put it mildly. It’s unclear why Putin is prepared to take such significant risks for Ukraine. Maybe Putin has a personal grudge against the West, or maybe he sees this as a chance to increase Russia’s power in the area. Whatever his motivations, it is certain that Putin will not give in.
Many people’s lives have been affected by the war in Ukraine, and it is depressing to realize that there is no end in sight. It’s uncertain how this will turn up because multiple countries are involved, which has made the matter more confusing. But one thing is certain: Putin is now responsible for the outcome of the fight.