Putin is now not only putting himself and Country Email List his regime at risk, but also the Russian Federation as a whole. There is little scope for him to fulfill his self-imposed mission of restoring Russia's imperial greatness within the borders of the Country Email List Soviet Union. The opposite could happen with a weakened and smaller Russia emerging from the conflict: the man in the Kremlin, who speaks fluent German and reveres classic German literature, may remember The Sorcerer's Apprentice., the famous ballad of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In the Country Email List absence of his teacher, he conjured, with magical words, spirits he could no longer control: “Lord, great is my need.
I have conjured spirits that ignore my Country Email List commands." And that is precisely what makes this war so dangerous. On February 24, 2022, the Russian army invaded Ukraine. International relations will never be the same again. While the Russian Country Email List military is targeting the entire territory of Ukraine, its political objective remains unclear. <p>The "original sins" of the war in Ukraine</p> What is the political objective of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? The lengthy military preparations and the scale of the operations make it clear that Russia's goals are not Country Email List limited to the two "secessionist republics" of Donetsk and Lugansk.
To understand what Russia intends to Country Email List achieve with this invasion, one must go back to Putin's February 21 speech , in which he denied Ukraine's right to state sovereignty. Vladimir Putin's Great Russia chauvinism is evident in his "historical Country Email List reconstruction." Sabine Dullin, professor of contemporary history at Sciences Po, rightly noted the proximity of his approach to that of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. In 1990, Solzhenitsyn wrote How to Country Email List Reorganize Russia. In this book, Russia is Ukraine, the western part of Kazakhstan, which is rather Russophone, Belarus and Russia.