Vladimir Putin’s Hidden Plan With Ukraine
Putin is carrying out a large-scale industrial and agricultural hold-up.
Russia considers Ukraine as its natural space. The regions between the Donbas and the Dnieper are attached to the history of the great counter-offensive of the Red Army, after the victory of Stalingrad and then to the march towards Berlin for the final victory. The ethnic and linguistic argument can also be mobilized, but neither the history books nor the shared language alone explain the Russian war in Ukraine.