Related The curious case of a non-vertical Peronism Maria Esperanza Casullo The battles of Alberto Fernández Jose Natanson Who won, who lost and what was at stake in the Argentine elections? Sebastian Lacunza Hate doesn't explain everything Martin Hourest Chronicle of an unannounced defeat Very few predicted that Russia would invade Ukraine on the scale it did on February 24, but many were quick to explain why Vladimir Putin did so.
How do you explain the invasion and the current war? The news that Russia had invaded the Ukraine on February 24 left me completely shocked and demoralized. However, I was not totally south africa phone number list surprised because the possibility that this invasion could happen was always there. The mass of Russian troops stationed along the Ukrainian border—nearly 200,000 troops for more than a year—showed that possibility. I would say, in that sense, that the invasion was planned from March-April 2021. Some analysts said that the buildup of troops on the Ukrainian border was a kind of bluff by Putin, but bluffing is not Putin's style.
According to his principles, if you flaunt strength you must be prepared to use it. So from the moment Putin assembled 200,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, it was clear that he was ready to invade. Second, we have to understand this conflict from a longer-term perspective. There was already a war between Russia and Ukraine before the invasion. If you open the Wikipedia page on the Russo-Ukrainian War , it refers to 2014 as the starting point of the war, when Russia annexed Crimea.