The Tension between the United States and Russia is skyrocketing – Russia wants to invade Ukraine.

For several weeks, the possibility of a new Russian invasion of Ukraine has become increasingly concrete. Since last November, the Russian government has been massing thousands of soldiers near the border of eastern Ukraine, threatening to intervene if the West, or rather NATO, does not decide to give up keeping Ukraine under its influence, and therefore does not show with clarity of wanting to give up the process of “enlargement to the east”. In recent days, concerns about a possible Russian intervention have grown even more intense and there are reasons to believe that Vladimir Putin’s regime is indeed considering a military operation of some kind.

The first thing to bear in mind is that any Russian military operation in Ukraine would not be something new, nor particularly unexpected.

Over the past fifteen years, Putin’s Russia has shown on several occasions that it is willing to use force to guarantee its influence in neighboring countries that were part of the Soviet Union: it happened for example in 2008 in Georgia, where Russia intervened by pushing back the Georgian troops who had invaded South Ossetia; and it happened in 2014 in Crimea, when men with covered faces were sent by Putin to take control of the Ukrainian peninsula, then annexed by a very controversial referendum.

The second thing to consider is that Ukraine is particularly important to Russia, and has been for some time.

Putin would like NATO, the military alliance of which the United States is the informal leader, to provide an official guarantee of renouncing Ukraine to join the organization (although no one is willing to do so for now) and therefore expand its own. presence to the east. In recent days, several analysts have mentioned the long article published by Putin last July in which the Russian president spoke of the “historic unity between Russians and Ukrainians” and argued, in essence, that Ukraine belonged to Russia and that the formation of a Ukrainian national identity detached from Russia was to be considered an “anti-Russia project”.

The situation that has arisen today is particularly worrying for several reasons.

20 thoughts on “The Tension between the United States and Russia is skyrocketing – Russia wants to invade Ukraine.

      1. Just delete his foul-mouthed comment, Gabriel. It’s fine to disagree with each other here, but there is no excuse for idiots.

  1. I fully expect Putin to invade the Ukraine while we have an Absent-Minded-In-Chief in the White House. He fully knows that Biden does not have any ability to lead the US into another conflict.

    1. Ability, or willingness? I have no wish for another conflict in Europe. Haven’t we learned anything from 2 world wars? Another one would be even more disastrous than the previous two. Possibly the end of life on this planet, and as far as we know, anywhere in the Universe.

      1. Could well be the beginning of The End, introducing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Seven Trumpets of Judgement. Even so, Lord Jesus, come.

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