In Putin’s Own Words, Why Russia Invaded Ukraine

Vladimir Putin viewing a military parade at the Kremlin in 2016 (Sputnik)

There’s a Chinese nationalist that I communicate with, and he steadfastly defends the view that the Russia/Ukraine war is mostly America’s fault. This article is an attempt to show him that no, this is a war of aggression and conquest initiated by Russia at Putin’s command. All boldface is mine, added for emphasis.

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