It really does leave my heart heavy to know that after all this time and all of our successes as humans, we are still living in a way that is true to our animal form. I’m feeling sad for the citizens and sad for our world 😞🌍🥀
“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.” ― Carl Sagan
The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in regards to nuclear weapons in Ukraine was originally signed by three nuclear powers: the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. As a result, between 1994 and 1996, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons.
I feel so sad to see two countries that are like brothers destroy themselves because geopolitical interest of a few. At the end just the Russians and Ucranians people área sufering and putting the deaths. My prayer Is for the two country and their people.
I’m here like many others to learn about this situation. Hope things don’t escalate 😣
Is it possible for the government to conduct wars without involving citizens? 🤔
Thank you, Economist, as always, for truthful, detailed, well-researched and accurate reporting. All of western media would do well to emulate your example. And the world populace in general would be much better informed.
Very concisely done. I hope to see more videos of such high quality and so comprehensive. Explaining the WHY of politics is definitely something I am absolutely certain subscribers want more of.
Our goal must be to prevent a global war with dire nuclear implications. To do that Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia and Finland should be maximally funded – lavishly funded – as a neutral buffer zone. This corridor must be an autonomous trade consortium within itself – neither NATO nor Russian controlled. Preferred trade options for intra-corridor trade would not preclude trading actively with both the EU and Russia. This suggested ‘Eastern European Corridor’ is an inexpensive, practical war-preventative.
History doesn’t repeat itself; human nature of greed and narcissism do.
I believe that a viable solution to this crisis is if Ukraine signs a treaty with Russia promising that no NATO troops would be allowed to establish bases within Ukraine now or in the future. This would calm Putin’s concerns and calm the situation. Hope better sense prevails.
People tend to forget that like the end of World War 1, the end of World War 2 set up arbitrary borders that most countries didn’t really agree to, certainly most ‘regions’ didn’t agree to. You could almost say that with the Security Council, the beginnine of the UN was basically the US, Russia, and China splitting up the world. Basically, all the countries that were interested in satellite nations or outright colonies. That system is largely breaking down. People have this weird idea that because our life is so short that ‘what was normal when we were young is how things should eternally be’. I’m in Canada and if you take Canada as an example, in the nineties Quebec came within twenty thousand votes in a referendum to leave canada. If First Nations had a CHOICE and weren’t simply outrightly ‘palestinianized’ then its quite possible they would break Canada up into a bantistan. And now we are hearing strong separatist strains from western Canada. And thats what you’d call a ‘fairly peaceful country’ that isn’t exactly in the news. In Ukraine it isn’t talked about but it was essentially TWO countries, one half being warlords who wanted closer ties to Russia. The other half really DOES have strong far right strains within their government, but to hear Putin talk about ‘nazis’ in Ukraine is about as hypocritical as you can get. The simple fact is that democracy is MOST reliable the smaller and closer to the individual. MOST political decisions should be made at the neighbourhood association level or at least within the municipal or state level. Any yet federal governments that are ‘far from the people’ are becoming more dogmatic. Thats the essential problem of our time. This is just a symptom of that. This is decisions by people who AREN”T doing any fighting so really don’t care if people die.
Excellent explanation of the history of Ukraine in a concise and and understandable way, thank you,
“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” — George Santayana, 1922
Very important piece of history to understand better the situation of Ukraine. Seems like a new threat is necessary to avoid another war that nobody wants.
Perhaps the most correct interpretation to date. Russia wants a cushion state between NATO and Russia, and Ukraine is such cushion.
Very interesting movie, thank you! What’s your opinion on going on today in Ukrain? It’s a brutal attack and invation by Russia! How would this war end? does Ukraine have a chance to stay independent within its international borders?? Is it possible that Putin would be assisinated by his own people (Russians) and would that help end the war?
Só US sending troops in the Middle East is not considered a invasion!? Attacking Libya, Syria, Iraq etc is not an invasion!?
Come on this is such nonsense. Listen I live in Latvia one of the countries that are in NATO and border Russia. I personally never liked Russians for my own reasons but what is said in this video is such PROPAGANDA in every aspect. The only thing that Russia wants from Ukraine is that it is neutral. This video is not mentioning so much stuff and leaving it out on purpose to set its own agenda. Did someone tell you guys that Russia wanted to join NATO and the EU in the 2000s? and that they got rejected and NATO continued their expansion into the territory that they promised not to expand! I just look at how Russia is treated and it discusses me the number of lies and hypocrisy.
That’s the tough part, the Russian separatist or pro Russian wanting their own border. With America sticking their nose in, this situation could begin to fall apart
This is a very interesting take on the current Russia-Ukrainian conflict
Thank you ‘world economic forum’ / CFR for your perspective of the conflict !!! Did you dare say a word about the real economic impact of lockdown, or question it’s validity before lockdown? Did you discuss the Great Barrington Declaration? The governments should have consulted the real independent economists, not just the WHO / CDC.
Putin: Minsk Agreements No Longer Exists Since Kiev Regime Publicly Rejected Them Putin: With regard to the borders within which we will recognise these republics, we did recognise them, which means we recognised their foundational documents, including the Constitution, and the Constitution stipulates their borders within the Donetsk and Lugansk regions at the time when they were part of Ukraine.
The rivalry between two superpowers brings mourns to the poor nation.
It’s a shame for all of humanity that we’ve done so much to destroy ourselves over and over. That saying about no pain no gain, however, rings somehow true.
Great Visuals and clarity. the content forget to expand on what the West needs from Ukrain also… not only a Puntin´s focus. 😉
I can understand why many people in Ukraine want to join the EU, then they would get huge financial support. Personally, as an EU citizen, I would rather see the EU and Russia and the countries that were part of the Soviet Union enter into closer trade relations and reduce the military forces in Europe in order to build prosperity for the peoples. Conflicts of all kinds give no development. We do not want it like in the United States where people live in misery while others do not know where to make all the money. This is not a development compared to what is happening in China.
A piece by the Economist I thought would be about the economy of the reason for the invasion. This is pre-invasion but the economic reasons would have existed then. Ukraine annexation will be a natural resource coup which is why the oligarchs are still on board even after initial stumbling. More resources to exploit, adding to already obscene wealth. If they weren’t on board, Putin would be deposed.
Nothing was said in the video about the 2014 coup and the direct participation of the United States in it. Nothing about the bloodshed in the Donbas that lasted for more than 7 years. It is not clear why Navalny was dragged here at all, he has nothing to do with the events in Ukraine. But the first part of the video is quite informative.
on the one hand, it is a very short video, on the other hand, it is ultimately a comprehensive description of the current situation
Thank you for this video! Much needed and appreciated!
Yes Nato, but the video fails to mentioned the huge amount of energy Ukraine has near Crimea, and gas fields deposit near eastern ukraine. Its alot to do with Energy.
Much is said about Russia’s historic ties to Ukraine, but the history is utterly irrelevant. If every country simply annexed territory it used to possess, the entire map of Europe, and the world, would change. Clearly, the only thing the world can depend on is the legitimacy of national sovereignty. I have no love for Ukraine, but it is a sovereign state. If that sovereignty is not upheld, we are all in very serious trouble.
All true, but you forgot another thing the Ukraine offers if he takes it: friggin great mountains between the new Russian Empire and the West! It means he can keep the same area patrolled by vastly less tanks.
Thank you for documentary. Ive been wanting to understand whst is the issue w/Ukraine 🇺🇦, and found it with this video… Yes, please! We need more information like this one. From Panama 🇵🇦, greetings…
This is the same thing that happened with the northern of Ireland, do you remember? The British invaded the island and take it by force.
How and when did Ukraine became a country with a separate nation. I think that part is missing. Was it the Poland – Lithuania kingdom that produced the Ukrainians or something else ? Never the less, more important then those historical events is what is the mood of the Ukrainian people. I am pretty sure they consider them selves as a separate nation.
I enjoyed your incisive insight, I’ve been looking for this information, thank you, I’m looking forward to more.
Better to negotiate something and resolve. No hurting people please 🙏
“Russia and Ukraine do have a shared ancestry. A union between Moscow and Kiev in the 17th century formed the base of the Russian Empire.” Hmmm… I think the shared ancestry comes from the Kievan Rus (879-1240) which was the ancestral state of the East Slavs: Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians. That’s when they developed the local Cyrillic alphabet and the local Eastern Orthodox Church – aka the unifying factors for the 3 nations. Claiming “a union between Moscow and Kiev in the 17th century” is incorrect… are you referring to the Russian annexation of parts of modern-day Ukraine (including Kiev) and Belarus from Poland in 1667/1686? Because that is incorrect… since Ukraine wasn’t a state at the time, a “union” would be like that between Scotland and England in 1707, two distinct political entities officially agreeing to become one. I see your staff started the Russian-Ukrainian relations timelines in 1654 which is when the Russian Empire made the Cossack Hetmanate (Zaporozhian Host) a protectorate, but that would be more of an annexation of a proto-Ukrainian entity not a “union between Moscow and Kiev.”
it is a simple neighborhood sharing resources; that is reason Russia kept Ukraine be happy and enjoy . But, it seems western wants to show a dream to Ukraine. But, the dream was also seen by Russia. Precautions are better then cure.
Great summary. Thank you.
Thank you for providing high quality content.
Briefly mentioned but wars and foreign policy are often determined domestic affairs.
Great explanation! Thank you for this video!
This is a tricky one. I mean Ukraine is collateral damage on one hand, but on the other, what Russia is doing, is no different from the US going into Latin America and setting up Banana Republics, or France going into Africa and propping up convenient regimes etc. When Iraq did this to Kuwait, the US could intervene swiftly. Here not so much so, but for various reasons that have nothing to do with military might (or lack of) in my opinion. I think this situation is too complex where nationhood ethics and perspectives between right and wrong are based upon self-interest, more so than other conflicts in recent years. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter and yet two wrongs don’t make a right!
first Ukraine-russia conflict was in 2003, read about Tuzla Island conflict in Wikipedia
That’s a brilliant take on the issue. Deeper dive into Kyiv Rus era would build more fundamental understanding of the root cause though.
the borders are not “disputed”. In 1991 Ukraine’s borders (incl. Crimea and Donbas) were internationally recognized by all countries of the world, including Russia. They remain to be recognized in the same way till now and further.
Invasion of Borders, not a dispute.. It’s hard to dispute with Russia.
This was well done !
I remind Ukraine and Russia and countries in europe that was with visions of world like this that happened genocides..Strong Nationalism and «one people»
No territory on the planet is as disputed, hyper sensitive as Indo- pakistan border LOC at Kashmir. The world’s most militarized territory can be spotted even from space..
Thanks so much for opportunity! In glory of Ukraine!
it’s not right to do so for Russia. if you corner a bear that what you should expect with no surprise. don’t push the russians to the edge. security issue need a balance for both sides.
Ukraine is a sovereign state since 1991 Crimea was also in the borders includes Lugansk and Donetsk Ukraine is this..what comes after is all attempts to pest Ukraine and local not solved conflicts
How can you talk about Ukraine crisis and not mention the Mink Agreement which Kiev signed on to and was ratified by the UN Security Council. Implementation of Minsk is key to peace.
Everybody here is driven by his personal interests you have to return to your territories and leave Ukraine alone including nato since you are making the region unstable
Best explainer on the topic yet!
Nothing in this piece about the NATO’s eastward expansion since the early 1990s. A crucial theme for understanding the war.
If we stand back and allow ukraine to stand on its own and invasion to happen we will further weaken our position.
This misses the most fundamental point that Putin was given assurances NATO would not sit on Russia’s border. He has spelt this out in no uncertain terms and the troop build up is to force negotiations to stop NATO’s spread. The West’s response is NATO membership is down to individual member states. This doesn’t seem to be about Ukrainian and Russian historical ties. It’s about Russia feeling threatened by what appears to be anachronistic militaristic adventurism that needs an enemy to keep Generals busy and the cogs of the war machine greased ie NATO. Has Russia given us any cause to believe it is a threat since the collapse of the USSR? This is not meant to be an apologia to Putin, but it feels like we’re being dragged into yet another conflict, while playing fast and loose with the facts. The Ukraine has asked us to cool it. Shouldn’t we listen? Biden has threatened to end Nord Stream. How dare he? It’s not his to end. Putin will never trust the West. That is our fault. Now we have to wait until he goes before Russia embraces its destiny with close ties to Europe. Don’t give Russia more reason to distrust us for yet another generation.
Many informations gathered from this peace of news. thank You
2:23 It seems to me that everyone in Ukraine knows Russian, I have not met a Ukrainian who does not know or does not understand Russian
There are many comments and statements about the West having a significant dislike of the Russians. However who was the beneficiary of the North Atlantic Convoys. Who passed the intercepted signals of the German High Command to let the Soviet Union know all about operation Barbarossa. Who after the war passed the Soviet Union the technology of jet propulsion.
I’m guessing Mexico would take back Texas, also.
I like your description. 👍 voice matters a lot. You are ok with both.
Great stuff. I watch several youtube videos on how to trade in the stock market but haven’t made any headstart because they are either talking some gibberish or sharing their story of how they made it and I do not want to make mistakes by taking risks in my own hands.
This can also basically be applied to the United States and other Western countries when our elected leaders rather then spending taxes on improving infrastructure spent it on endless wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria and other places around the world. This is clearly what happens when the Western world wastes their military strength and state coffers on Muslim countries and the refugees. Simply because it serves the interest of rich billionaires, millionaires and wealthy politicians within the various Western societies. So when democratic countries need help the West it too weakened to do anything.
It time to reflect on what these western countries have done to Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine, Kashmir.
Why is it so hard for the US to agree to Russia’s demands to halt NATO expansion along Russia’s western border? Neo-conservatives in Washington are keeping alive the Cold War mentality, when all that Russia truly wants is to have better relations with the West, including a greater mutual respect and trust.
Peaceful country is the wins of the war.🙏.
Hmm what to choose for Ukraine, Western democracies or Russian oligarchic authoritarianism, where only state controlled press, opposition periodically killed and you need a permission from Putin to run a meeting. So hard to choose)
How History, Geography Help Explain Ukraine’s Political Crisis The country rests precariously between East and West. Source: National Geographic
this is a very superficial view of history. Already in the 17th century Ukraine was divided into 4-5 states. the eastern part of Ukraine gravitated towards Russia and was orthodox, the western part gravitated toward Poland and Lithuania In 1783, the Crimean Khanate was annexed to Russia.
Media should raise awareness about all illegal steps of any country
Does Russians have the same rights to feel as secure as the USA. Russia was promised that NATO would not expand beyond Germany after the collapse of the USSR. Russia felt the promises were broken and therefore took appropriate measures
Why did you missed out the crucial part on US’s failed promise not to expand NATO at the outset?
Nice. You went to the next stage. Now you will admit that the whole invasion bluff was to prepare the Ukranian invasion of the Donbass.
The Map is incorrect. Ukraine controls main part of Donbas.
As a Ukrainian, I really appreciate contents of this video. It gets as close to reality as you can get in 8 min video.
Food, clothing, lodging. If self-sufficient. Events like this are generous. War greetings to the human race🎉
Best country in the world and very Strong 🌎🇷🇺
Super annoying, that no world media would ever tell the history of Crimea and why it is so important to Russians. The Westerners are led to believe that Crimea has always been Ukraine, while de facto it has only been Ukrainian since the fall of USSR. Of course no country should take another country’s territory – regardless of the reason (and it is weird that I have to say it), but the Crimea’s issue is complicated and it is such a shame that all western media are so willfully obscure in covering it.
The Economist presentations 👍
Pls make a documentary about NATO expansion and destruction of Yugoslavia Iraq Afghanistan Libya Syria etc
Just an excellent piece.
Russia”s concerns should have been respected, rather than continuously undermined. Some countries act VERY ENTITLED and UNDERMINING of other countries, so they have the guilt of much blood and suffering on their hands.
1999 Serbia fought Separatist in the province of Kosovo-USA gouverment and media report how Serb forces are fighting “Freedom Fighters” and not rebels/separatist and it is ok to change borders in Yugoslavia. Now they have different narration. Rebels are separatist, and borders should not be changed. They claim NATO is not the agressor yet they bombed Serbia and supported Albanians…USA/NATO is waging wars thousands of miles from home and call it war to protect their own country and freedom and when Russia is defending own interest literary at the door step, they call it aggression and imperialism.
It really does leave my heart heavy to know that after all this time and all of our successes as humans, we are still living in a way that is true to our animal form. I’m feeling sad for the citizens and sad for our world 😞🌍🥀
Everything reeks inflation in the economy…. I don’t know who, however a person desires to pay attention to this, you have to stop relying on the government and saving all of your money . Venture into making an investment a few in case you actually want monetary freedom
It’s the same with Mexico which is a US satellite state.
Love it! exactly the content i was looking for
Peace Love and Democracy ☮️
As Oversimplified said, “Just start a War”
The fact that we get free videos on YouTube by The Economist is truly a gift. 👍 👍 👍
“union between Moscow and Kiev in the 17th century” accompanied by a corresponding picture is blatant propaganda. the phrase itself has nothing to do with political reality. since after the Mongol invasion Kiev was a periphery city within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and could not be: a) a political center b) a political center of “Ukrainianism”. The Pereyaslav Rada is an alliance between Moscow and the free Zaporozhye Cossacks against the Polish szlachta for the liberation of Orthodox east slavic lands.
Haha, for 90% of Ukrainian Russian is a first language. Only west side of Ukraine speaks Ukrainian. Thats not true information
Its near commical to reference pro-UE polling when the only voices on media all cheerlead for this opinion. in other words, Polling In North Korea shows a love for their leadership.
Putins ratings were affected more by covid than by protests. Turns out that those who usually vote for Putin and his government in many many cases are also those who outright denied existence of covid, hates masks and also antivax. Putin also made his image to be like a strong leader, as someone who people can rely on in case of emergency. So, when he decided not to declare emergency and delegated all responsibility on local governors at the start of covid, some people felt like their trust was somewhat betrayed.
There was too much at stake for Putin to lose. If he lost Ukraine which then became successful and wealthy then other Russian states would want the same thing – he was never going to take it lying down it’s unsurprising that he’s taken the usual dictatorship route of using force.
We all don’t want wars or to see people die in vain. But The Economist should have given us unbias view point, so one-sided. This info is just what Washington and London want us to know.
“Peace is an aberration, War is what we are” No wonder why war has been decribed as the most organized of human activities…
Ask question also why Nato keep expanding eastward and break their own agreement.
The two president should put in a dog cage and fight it out. The survivor decide over the dispute. Leave the whole world and your poor citizen alone.
Thank you for video. I’ve read a huge part of these comments, and see that Ukrainian people has real names, real avatars. And russian comments – without avatars and strange names. Coincidence? I really hope that everything is going to be fine. Thank you all for your support! I’m from Kyiv🇺🇦
Why can Germany and France indefinitely expand their borders on behalf of the European Union? It is the end of the line for European expansionism. Well done England that came out on time.
Russia stop Kabul stop the war 🌎 Is for peace ✌️ Peace is for nature France, NATO, UK, China and america stop the war in Russia If insects and birds are dying then fish will die more people of Ethiopia and animals are dying if hunger now the biggest nation can’t stop the war in the 🌎. Give those monies to nature if people are a problem
Aggression and lack of respect is an American fact, as is the broken promise (1985) not to expand NATO forces to the East. After the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the opposite happened and today, NATO is on the border with Russia, felt as an existential threat. How would the United States react if troops, like it appened in the Cuba crises, piled up on its Mexican border? The words of this “journalist” are misleading and can have serious consequences: pushing for war instead of seeking peace. He does not realize that if a conflict breaks out in Europe, it is the Chinese who will make him eat their noodles…
Such a biased,corrupted,wrong view on this subject. I always respected The Economist as unbiased, objective media. But my opinion changed now after watching this video.
This analysis completely ignores Russia’s concerns which have been repeated for over a decade, instead picturing a two-dimensional story about a “bad guy” and its “victim”. Same old narrative repeated over and over again.
The way US withdrew from Afghanistan may have sent a message to the dictators of the world that the colossus has feet of clay. The US lost to a gang of tribal thugs, who believe they are still in the medieval era. However, how long can Europe depend on US for security? Or anyone else? The first priority of any US President has to be US citizens.
This video ignores the 2014 coup in Ukraine
I dont know…I see the argument but I disagree somewhat. If Russia tried to form relationships with Latin American countries like Venezuela (or any other country in Latin American country that has issue with the USA), would the reaction not be somewhat the same…? What would US politicians be saying…? I am sure we would hear talk of regime change in those countries if they tried to let the Russians in. So I dont think we can simply point to domestic issues inside Russia as the driver here.
If war broke out US would Accountable putin just said leave them just peace . From Europe
What do you mean “disputed borders”? Who dispute them? West allows Putin to change borders at will. And just keep saying “we concerned…”
This is the best explanation of Russia-Ukraine or Russia vs Nato and the US, conflict. My opinion is that Putin’s coercive diplomacy is just to save its interest. I mean just imagine what would the US have done if Russia had made a military alliance with Mexico or Canada? Yes, if thought, that is exactly what Russia is doing. So, Vladimir Putin is just trying to save his country’s interest.
“…The west and it’s defensive alliance…” sorry 😣 but all I’ve ever read about NATO is offensive, offensive, and more offensive.
Texas and california should be a seperate ocuntries as well. the people demand it.
Similar to when the USA recognized Israel 🇮🇱 as a Sovereign State without regard to the Palestinian people.
Is it possible for the government to conduct wars without involving citizens?
Hats off to French President Emmanuel Macron by showing Putin an example of self-control and noting not to go too far with his threats. Putin was clearly visibly nervous.
Bully, greed, narcissistic, insecure, myopic view , small thinking and selfish at the purest… How these people are given so much power to rule the country is just beyond comprehension.
We don’t have disputed territories but russian occupation
Putin seems to have no interest in friendly diplomatic associations. The use of force to bring brothers together will always end badly. One brother will hate the other forever.
The egoistic and manly leader wants the admiration from his maidens. That’s a problem now.
Stop the madness… The darkest hour coming. Peace Love and Freedom 💙
The best explanation I have ever seen🙏🏻 Thank you from Kyiv 🇺🇦
Kidding me? “…Russia’s own independence from Soviet Union”? Say what? This video lacks any common sense… Such a bias video
“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.” ― Carl Sagan
In other words Ukraine broke tradition and is now suffering. Conflict of interest is too obvious here and rather than follow policy of peace they went with playing the jealous bro.
“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world” Enough talk., enough bullying weaker nations for ages. Let’s fight, let’s fight like a man!!! 👍
We are always with the friendly brotherly state of Ukraine and the people of Ukraine. Russia is an occupying country. Until the end, our hearts are with Ukraine. Greetings from Azerbaijan 🇦🇿❤🇺🇦✊
When finally a fella from the rift valley of Africa comes with the bigest gun He can finally take the whole world on the premise of his russian underling.
Poor Flight MH17!
Its difficult to take seriously a video whose articles in its publication dont have by lines. The economist is like high level trolling.
Crimea was always a part of Russia since 1776! Sewastopol was built in 1783.
Fantastic perspectives here! We just dropped a rap explaining the Ukraine Russia conflict 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Disputed borders have nothing to do with the situation in Ukraine. NATO membership potentially by Ukraine is the main issue plus the persecution of the Russian speaking people in Donetsk and Lugansk
I just never know if I can trust the economist.
Stand with Ukraine. We don’t want to have another “Munich”. We know how it ended, do we?
zelensky is not a politician he’s a comedian 🤣🤣🤣
You are speaking the truth.Putin can’t just sleep when the next door neighbor allows aggressors into their bedroom.
Already the first sentence told is a lie! As native speaker I assure you that Putin did not say anything like the narrator is telling here. Now I am stopping watching, I gave you a chance.
I wonder… For the cost of the pipelines could every home be insulated thoroughly and outfitted with Ductless Mini Heat Pumps?
When the next hand is dealt, the British will be on the outside looking in, and the world will be a better place.
What kind of economic-related video is this? Tell and show us the possible economic impact for Russia, EU and UK instead if a war do occur.
Это взгляд с одной стороны,посмотрите теперь со стороны интересов России и картина поменяется. НАТО со всех сторон подбирается к границам России ,строит базы у границ. Что было бы если скажем в Мексике Путин начал строить свои базы??? Украина это всего лишь плацдарм для НАТО и США, что предлагаете и её отдать вам ?
I admire Navalny.
Non of these guys would go to war!! They all know there won’t be any winners and all parties are scared of the other
This makes sense with Belarus’ referendum to holt elections so current ruler is in office until 2035
Can someone do a summary of the video, thanks
that poor big Russia needs a much smaller nation like Ukraine as a buffer i almost start to cry ..poor poor cremlin 😢
I think Ukraine should be left along as a free country. With no interference from Russia. Let them decide what they want to do. They got the right to join Nato if they choose.
In true Economist fashion, only one side of the argument is presented
Watching this video shows the side Economist is siding, isn’t report stands on fair and non bias reporting?
Why did nato Delay In making Ukraine part of nato
the borders are not “disputed”. In 1991 Ukraine’s borders (incl. Crimea and Donbas) were internationally recognized by all countries of the world, including Russia. They remain to be recognized in the same way till now and further.
All countries should be allowed to choose independence or not, definitely not forced in to anything by childish old men, that can’t move on deal with things, history is history that’s why it’s called the past.
Hello everyone from Russia, we don’t want war. Thanks google translate😅
After the election civil war broke out, the Ukrainian speaking people settled towards the west, the Russian speaking people settled to the east. The Ukrainian speaking people will do anything possible to remove the Russian speaking people from their country and vice versa. Racism has caused this conflict, the Russian speaking people in the west would not see a Russian incursion as an invasion they would see them as a protection from the Ukrainian speaking people. The country needs to be split, all the people who want to be Russian on one side and all the people who want to be Ukrainian on the other. Riddle me this, is it an invasion when the population want help from the invader, to protect them? Much like the British army did in northern Ireland?
Thats not a dispute, its a war!
I hope one day Ukraine join the EU
The West needs to be humbled!
Say – not war, save 🇺🇦 Ukraine
Alright! Children, it is time to clean up your rooms. Everyone is responsible for a chore and needs to organize a section of the room one area at a time until the entire room is clean. Each child will be responsible for their own work and no child is allowed to dominate the cleaning of the room all by themselves. This will be a shared assignment of room clean up. Thank you for your cooperation and participation. At the completion of the clean up each child will be rewarded with a goody bag of surprises. Ready, set, go. Yay! Oh… Wait what is this.. adults acting like nuts and bolts. 😏
There is no natural border between Russia & Ukraine. If Russia ever wants to a big shot, it simply can’t allow a hostile Ukraine on its European border. The cost of securing the Ukrainian border, would cost Russia $40-50 billion per annum.
It is sad to see Slavs fighting Slavs
the editing is insane!
Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Repeat It!
Russia-Ukraine relationship sounds like China-Taiwan relationship…Looks like Putin has been taking lessons from someone🤔
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall. KJV Daniel 11:14
Great coverage but fix the map graphics
EVERYONE FORGETS THIS; In the Great Famine of the 1930s, as many as four million Ukrainians died during the forced collectivization of Ukraine’s farms by the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The bitterness remains to this day.
As an Economist I am surprised you did not mention the economic reasons for Russia invading Ukraine: 1) To avoid the duties paid on Russia’s gas exports to Europe that (so far) mostly pass through Ukraine. 2) To take control of major gas and oil resources recently discovered in eastern and western Ukraine. 3)To take over Ukraine’s exclusive economic zone in the Black Sea which also contains vast fossil-fuel resources.
this video has aged well
Ok, so Russia cannot accept Ukraine joining NATO. So it will invade Ukraine and be surrounded by NATO on all sides?!?! Polish and Czechs and Slovaks are also Slavic nations. Latvia has a large percentage of ethnic Russians. Are they next? Polish and Latvians feel this dilemma acutely.
Great video thx
The question is why did NATO refuse Russia’s offer to be part of NATO..?
Some animals are more loving than humans. Calling Putin an animal would be insultingl to the poor animal.😔☯️
The Economist – another US State Department mouthpiece. Where oh where is independent, intelligent and impartial journalism to be found???
“The west and its defensive alliance NATO” HAHAHAAAHAHAAAAAA
Im from Russia, and I will tell you this: the vast majority of Russians love the Ukrainian people, always support Ukrainian sports teams and do not want a war between our fraternal countries. Global political games do not affect the attitude of the Russian nation towards Ukrainians.
There is a peaceful way out of this, I can see it very clearly
USA´s housparty rule nr.1: never have a houseparty at your own house
Very interesting and informative explanation.
Unlike most people knowledge, there are very deep connections between Belarus, Ukraine and Russia❗️ Few weeks ago Putin made a statement where he let it very loud and clear, he sounded like a passionate and still very much in love boyfriend even after being left by the girlfriend I would go even finder and say that such connections are as deep as mother and daughter, a mom who is not capable of acetonitrila it’s daughters emancipation‼️
“Come you masters of war….”
In March1991 on Gorbachev’s Referendum 75% of Ukrainians voted to stay within USSR.
Why distort the 2014 coup in Ukraine that lead to Russian provinces in Ukraine wanting to leave Ukraine? They did not vote for or support that coup. Why leave out the most important aspect of these events?
NATO Should have been dissolved by 1995. But they kept expanding and expanding now it reaches Russia. So it’s normal to see such reactions from Russia.
It’s laughable to characterize Russia as an aggressor in light of the amount of countries that have joined NATO since the fall of the USSR. Can you imagine what the US would do if Canada was being pressured to join a Russian treaty organization if Mexico and all the Caribbean nations had all joined?
Okay The Economist, now talk about how USA invaded Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria and how the USA giving weapons to Saudi who killing the Yemeni people and USA helped destroy Libya and how so many innocent civilians died.
How interesting that despite the video being fresh it convinienly skips that last Ukrainian president Zelenskii was elected on platform of returning back to dialog with Russia, being highly sympathizing to friendship with Russia. And like it happens a lot in politics once he got the power he turned back on his promises
Мне с детства родители говорили, что врать нельзя. Вас уважаемая пресса другому учили?
Tbh i dont know that much about Ukraine vs Russia, but if Russia invades Ukraine will there be a third world war and who will Russia decide to invade next?
Crimea is Russia and it is majority Russian speaking. They had a democratic vote and wanted to be under Russia, democracy prevailed.
Russia had dismantled Warsaw while Nato grow in status after Berlin Wall fell…what does this tell you????
Obviously the economist don’t know much. Waste of time to watch
Just from a layman’s point of view and tell me if I’m wrong but surely if Ukraine had some kind of treaty drawn up for itself similar to Neutrality (armed neutrality) like Switzerland. Have the best of both the West and Russia without this squabbling that keeps going on. All sides need to work together for the benefit of all. Putin is worried by NATO so let the Ukraines be Neutral. It is the 21st century now not the middle ages.
If war broke out, who loses who gains? Ukraine would be in chaos. But Russia would also pay a high price with little to gain. Also true for Germany and France. On the other hand, the US and the UK, would gain huge benefits over the potential war.
“Holomodor”- I don’t think Ukrainians will forget that.
Хм мне интересно почему запад и Европа думает что мы собираемся нападать на братский народ ?
Ukraine left the «Wings» of Soviet Union and tries to walk on her own and Russia No,no no no…come to mama
such a simplistic one-sided propaganda video, omitting all parties involved and much other complexities
It’s the tax rate of 5% in Ukraine 🇺🇦. That’s the real pain for Russia 🇷🇺. Where does Putin get most of his wealth ???
The Russian nukes can land in New York. Lets go Brandon.
Make love.. Not war.. Keep the world peace..
Instructive and enlightening backgrounder! Let’s support the democratic movement and sentiments in Ukraine indefinitely! It will be the gradual creep of democratic ideals to the east.
Thank you, thank you thank you.
Ukraine: I left Soviet Union almost 30 years ago.. Russia: What? no! not possible Ukraine: oh I see EU over there… Russia: Come here where do you think you go??
Россия это Украина а Украина это Россия потому что наша совместная история началась не в 1654 году как показано в этом ролике, а в 9-10 веке когда образовалось огроное славянское государство Киевская Русь, включавшее в себя половину нынешних территорий Украины, Белоруссии и Европейской России！И люди себя там называли русскими ！Не украинцами не белорусами, а русскими ！
“Defensive alliance NATO…” A defensive alliance that has only ever attacked other countries: Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya… It’s a mystery why Russia isn’t a fan.
Isn’t it amazing how Russians don’t have freedom of expression in Russia, yet somehow we have a whole bunch of Russian commentators spruiking for Putin… These lads would be a lot braver if they were criticising Putin online in Russia.
So, am I right in thinking that the Crimean Peninsular was part of the Soviet Union/Russian Empire until 1954, & that the Donbas region, whilst historically always a part of Ukraine was repopulated by Russian workers after the 2nd world war following the Holodomor & German occupation & deportations ? That would explain why the Donbas region is predominantly Russian speaking. Isn’t the Donbas region also the primary heavy industrial area of Ukraine, being a major part of it’s economy ?
West are running away from ragtag taliban, now they threatening Russia 😀
Современная Украина – это осколок от некогда могущественного государства СССР. Один народ – три государства (Россия, Белоруссия, Украина). Не долек тот день, когда эти государства объединят свои усилия во благо своих народов! Всё что сегодня происходит на Украине – результат временной слабости России, которой воспользовались лжецы и лицемеры “Западных демократий”. Но будьте уверены, что всё то зло что вы творите, вернётся к вам в двойном размере!
Everyone on this platform that talks about Nuclear Weapons being used is wasting their time and energy as it will never happen.
Last chapter is totally misleading
I support Russia for two logical reasons. First, I will not believe anything the Anglo-Saxon American-British alliance says after the lie of the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and the invasion of Iraq in violation of the International law. Second, the Anglo-Saxon alliance is responsible for the Ukrainian crisis. In 1991, America and Gorbachev concluded an agreement not to expand NATO east to Russia’s borders, but America deployed nuclear weapons close to Russia’s borders and does not accept the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in South America close to it.
Please dear beloved lord In heaven bless us please carry peace grace and blessings to us all let there be no war please dear beloved lord In heaven heaven safe us from war darkness and death. Lord I pray this in your name lord Jesus Christ amen amen
People should chose to live and belong to where they want, democracy. If Ukranians vote for NATO than so be it. Russia is led by a former kgb coronel base in dresden East Germany when the cold war, he is an nationalist imperialist russian that needs to be stopped or we will have 1938 again! Wake up!!
Ukraine did not exist till 1922 when Lenin and his communists created it. Crimea was attached by Khrushchev just before stood down.
US -NATO should focus on drawing the fight away from Ukraine instead of not having a War at all .
Видео очередная скомпрометированная дичь . Русские и украинцы братья !!
Excellent presentation 🤙🤙👍👍👏👏👏
8 minutes long but just a few seconds on the security policy of Russia and how the US undermined it. The clash of a people’s right to self-determination on the one hand and Russian core security policies on the other hand merely hinted. What a quality news outlet.
Why do you even have to fight someone who has than nothing to you! Russia trying so hard to push Ukraine into the boxing ring
This video totally misrepresents Putin’s position. It evades the simple point that he is rightfully concerned about NATO deploying right up to Russia’s borders – a move which dangerously violates long standing agreements. Biden has pushed Russia & China together & created a threat to the USA which would never have existed without his inept handling of foreign affairs. Putin doesn’t want to occupy the Ukraine & fight resistance units for years. The Crimea was a different issue – it was a Russian region which was transferred to the Ukraine in the USSR era simply because it was a logical internal administrative option & nobody anticipated the USSR breaking up, with Kiev keeping that part of Russia – along with its inhabitants & vital naval bases. The USA cannot actually intervene to ‘protect’ the Ukraine, so expect Biden to distract the peasants from his impotence by carpet bombing Yemen in the near future.
This is oversimplified and not the full picture. For example, it lacks the perspective of certain regions in Ukraine like Luhansk and Donetsk.
“We are basically one nation” I can’t tell just how angry I am hearing this. They have demolished and stole Ukrainian culture, language and history, but noooo “basically one nation” P.S. I am Ukrainian and I am talking about Ukrainian culture. (in case of confusion)
President Putin is definitely not a fan of western democracy😂 he is looking at President Brandon action in the U.S falling apart. I would worried about keeping my country together after watching what sleepy Joe has achieved in one year…. Disaster 😵💫😵💫😵💫
Wow there is so much missing. Noone mentions what went on between the west from 1990 to 2008. No mention about the Ukraine government refusing to give that region a democratic voice in their country. Misinformation about what really happened with crimea. This is just historically inaccurate. This is rich by the pawns that are owned by italian corporate royalty who own Juve. I wonder if they ever came to terms with their role in the facist regime.
When Soviet collapsed US agreed no to extend EU and Nato into former Soviet States. However, as always, western countries cannot and will not hold on their agreements so violated the agreement added many countries to their bubble. I can say West is too aggressive in soft politics such coloured revolutions without seeing the potential backfires.
Let the Battle Commence, My noble men are anxious for Glory 😌
What about the United States borders?
Уау,как думаете можно ли пить молоко утконоса?
Putin strong, must show manly strong Putin! Well that’s how I see this from afar -Phillipines. Same problem with China.
why dont you just tell the truth…. people are not buying this anymore.
There will be a time, when these US presidents will face our Lord Jesus. Justice will prevail, no mount of nuclear arsenal will save them from eternal punishment.
Crimea is Russian territory. Read history. And we are not ready give our Crimea for American military bases. If Ukraine wouldn’t give this land to USA for NATO base, it would never lose Russian gift – Crimea.
Hey, KGB, just so it’s on record I’m pro Russian. I know you are reading this.
I live in Moscow Russia and I 100% can confirm that this report is absolutely legit. It’s so sad that many people here in Russia hate Putin and can’t do anything to throw him away. It’s also very sad that he has cause so much suffering for people of Ukrain
Why does the same person need to be interviewed with three cameras and three different angles? Just let him talk without constantly changing the viewpoint of the camera.
an incredibly depthless picture for an inexperienced foreign viewers. more than half of the “facts” are distortion of facts.
I imagine how much money the Economist makes for making such one sided reports 🙂
There are no disputed borders in Ukraine, since Crimea and Donbass are occupied by Muscovy. However, there are much more Ukrainian lands occupied by Muscovy since 1921, and even more since 1502. Historically, Ukraine should not border with Muscovy at all because Severia (eastern Ukraine) was separated from Muscovy by other countries, namely Tver, Ryazan and the Big Horde, also occupied by Muscovy.
This is an excuse for China to annex Taiwan and also do skirmishes along Indian boarders😆
“Video shows president Yanakovich fleeing from his luxurious mansion…” Why is it that when the leader that the West doesn’t like, is in question, his mansion is luxurious, but the mansion isn’t “luxurious” when the West likes him?
I THINK INDIA SHOULD DO THYS MAP TOO BY FORCE
“The Economist”: US propaganda!
I believe Putin is only one of the many factors for the dispute. It’s not right for Economist to point solely on him. Think twice
NATO wants to associate systematic American style use of force, mercenaries, with negotiations!!!
President Vladimir Putin, have mercy on Russians, they are depressed and they are tired from WORKING. They want PROGRESS. They want you to be a BETTER leader in terms of economy and social welfare not war. LEAVE Ukraine! LEAVE THEM!
Ukraine…the world stand by you…
I’m Ukrainian, and this video is accurate
I am from india .I took admission in ukraine, uzhgorod which is in the western part . Should i go to ukrian for my medical studies or wait one more year?
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Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union bordered the NATO members Norway and Turkey. The Warsaw Pact bordered several NATO members. The fact that some countries seek safety from Russian invasions by joining NATO is nothing new. Unlike NATO, membership in the Warsaw Pact was not voluntary.
you can’t take the economist seriously. Crimea is part of Russia
Crimea is Ukraine!💙💛 Ukraine never will be part of Russia! Слава Україні!
How come Israel can but Russia can’t?
One side note that it very important. Ukraine was part of Russia by force since the very beginning. Ukrainian language was forbidden and both language and culture considered to be villagers. So if you wanted to succeed you had to become Russian. For example Gogol (Ukrainian writer that had to write in Russian and give up his Ukrainian identity just because he wanted to succeed) Almost the same thing continued in the USSR. Ukrainian intelligence constantly prisoned and mass Russification of Ukrainian cities in the East. Hence most of the East of Ukraine speaks Russian now. If you ask Ukrainian Russian speakers what language their grandparents spoke, they will tell you it was Ukrainian.
My understanding is that Russia gifted Crimea to Ukraine during Khruschev’s tenure… they should have amicably when the Soviet Union fell, that would have been better for both countries… Also the fact that NATO expanded Eastwards right up to Russia’s doorstep has also fed Russian insecurities and enabled Putin to take advantage of the situation
Russian Military should have learned that NATO will destroy every piece of Russian Military Equipment that try to occupy territory in Ukraine like NATO did when they destroyed Iraq’s Military Equipment that was used to invade Kuwait.
This is literally the Russian china-Taiwan conflict
Just offer Russia the whole country of Finland and then leave them doing whatever they want to do with those Finnish people.
Russia made their move
His piepie is probably small, now he’s over compensating.
Ummm. Hello!? Russia and modern day Ukraine go away back, past the 17th century. Russian was founded in 858 – 862 in the North of Russia — Novgorod/ Old Ladoga, the Russian capital was moved to Kiev in 882. There is no need to try and diminish the fact that genetically, historically and linguistically ethnic Russians and modern day Ukrainians are in fact one people. But, putin needs to respect that modern day Ukrainians wish to have their own statehood.
We support Russia..
The rope analogy 3:03 oversimplifies the situation. NATO does not threaten Ukraine with troops on the border to annex Ukraine. And Russia is threatening. Ukrainians know that instead of a rope there are chains with which Russia kept Ukraine in slavery for almost 350 years.
Actually Russia and Ukraine have never been the same country. We had many years of Russina occupation including Soviet Unit period.
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this should be viewed by many more people. It clarifies the present situation nicely.
Sry not acceptable in anyway. It is a strategic gateway to invade the west. Not only a border country . So the reunion is essential .
This is a biased video, I was wondering you would show us a perspective of both sides, the question is why Putin has been insisting and why he has amassed military on the Ukrainian border, it is simple, it has no concern with Ukraine, they can live peacefully, if NATO stops its plans, the NATO expansion to eastwards and continuing militarizing the zone has not been shown in the video, it is clear Ukraine was the part of the USSR, so by living peacefully Ukraine need to main relations on both sides, east and west of its borders, but NATO is keeping moving eastward and it has added over 10 countries since 1991. So Russia is right from its defence perspective. Every channel be it European, Russian, or the US is biased against their foes, the purpose is just to make the youth and fragile minds understand that they are right and others are wrong. There have always been some reasons, why Putin is sending 100k troops in the frigid zone and bearing millions of dollars, the reason is simple nato is moving closer to its borders.
As a Russian taxpayer, I’m against annexing Ukraine, because then we’d have to repair what was done to this country, which is now the poorest in Europe, during the last three decades filled with negligence and rampant corruption. It would be a financial black hole. Repairing Crimean infrastructure was costly enough, but Crimeans actually wanted to be reunified with Russia, unlike many Ukrainians. No one wants to deal with having Ukraine become closely integrated with Russia, because it would lead to mass labor migration potentially reducing wages in Russia and increasing crime levels. Most Russians would rather see Ukraine adopt a stance of permanent neutrality, like with Austria’s Neutralitätserklärung. The real problem is US nukes in Europe, which could be stationed in Ukraine if the country were to join NATO, and that’s unacceptable. Americans might not understand what it’s like to have your country invaded by someone who wants to eradicate your entire people and their culture, but we do, and we don’t want Ukraine to become a staging ground for an invasion onto our soil. That said, a prosperous, democratic Ukraine, willing to cooperate with both Russia and the EU, would be great for our economy, but so far it doesn’t look like Ukraine is going to become prosperous anytime soon due to blatant mismanagement. And they used to be able to produce anything from all sorts of food to cars, airplanes and electronics back in the day. Sad. P.S. No, “The Economist”, I don’t want to read more of your coverage on Russia and Ukraine, because there are numerous sources that go into more detail, doing so with less hysteria.
Note every former soviet country fully supports Ukraine joining NATO, all for the same reasons why they joined, serious even traditional neutral Sweden and Finland have recently resisted the idea of joining , and yet Putin simply cannot see past his nose as to why every one wants to sign up , even China fails to see why their is a growing coalition of the willing against them .
THIS ERA ONLY “ECONOMY WAR’S” NOT WEAPON _
As Russian-speaking Ukrainian, I witnessed some events mentioned in this video. Everything is correct and accurate in this video. Bravo The Economist.
PEACE NOT WAR 😞 😢
What were US, Europe when Taliban attacked Afghanistan? Just blaming Russia won’t do.
Critical support for Ukraine against Russian Imperialism.
What is the big Brother supposed to do when the little brother is being stubborn and wants to play with friends that dont really have his best interest (The West)? Exactly discipline the little one.
What sacrifice would it be for “the West” to not let join Ukraine NATO? None, I believe, unless it wanted to go to war with Russia. Would Ukraine ever join the EU? I hope not, as the country is much too poor to contribute to EU’s prosperity. So, best thing in my opinion is that Ukraine joins the Russian federation. No war, no struggle and maybe a better co-operation between East and West. But mind you, keep the US out of this game…
Someone can make a summary of the video?
More peaceful protests? Well the pictures don’t show that! Video credibility just went down the toilet.
There’s no dispute about the border. There’s just Russia pulling it’s old moves again.
I struggle to believe that all these pro-Russian comments are actually real..
Hello Russia this is the West calling, just wanted to say we don´t want anything you have to offer and we will forever respect your borders. Proximity to democratic states is nothing to worry about. Geography died with the ICBM anyways so just take a chill pill. Then why not redirect your resources to make Russia the best place possible for your own citizens to live in. Thank you for talking, lets meet up and have a beer sometime 🍻
Why is NATO / USA insisting on Ukraine joining NATO? Why Finland and Sweden which are democratic countries not members of NATO? If one look at Russia’s neighbours, only peanuts states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are members of NATO. The most notable country for NATO is Poland. Russia will never allow Ukraine and Georgia to be NATO members. PS: The Economist should publish something on Northern Ireland. Why is NI still a British Colony? Why not give it back to Ireland?
“Disputed”? Only by Russia.
Anything but nuclear please! Can’t imagine something worse than WWII
We’re all getting doomed.
why does not The Economist talk about how US invade Afghanistan, Iraq,Libya and so on..? Feel something biased.
Very anglo-centric analysis 🙂
Russia 2022: We promise not to invade Ukraine as long as Ukraine promises not to ask for help and if allies promise not to help if asked. Germany 1939: We promise not to invade Poland as long as Poland promises not to ask for help and if allies promise not to help if asked.
I don’t want war 😥
Ukraine commanders are both from Russia. Ukraine Army not fighting and pulling back. Soon as Zelenskie lives Ukraine (by force or voluntarily) new government will be established and Russia will pul back.
But why does the US care about Ukraine?
Confusing situation which your report does little to clarify. Maps are hard to read with place name and city names blurred. Was the site of important WWII battles, not mentioned. Do you have an agenda?
How dare the Russians move their border closer to NATO!
Ukraine should have the right to decide their own future. Putin should be removed for his war mongering
76 years after end of WWII
A lot of things are of course left out, but for an 8 min video it gives a pretty accurate description of the situation. It’s not so much about NATO versus Russia as Russians claim, but much more about Ukrainians’ desire to live in a western style liberal democracy versus Putin’s neo-imperialst ambitions and fantasies
The issue is Putin and Putin only not Russia.
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I expected a better article from a magazine like The Economist. I read that Reagan, during the talks, thought Gorbachev’s interpreter was so excellent that he gave up his own. Even so, the written agreements did not include the agreed issue of not expanding NATO eastward. This is very strange because in politics one does not make mistakes, at least not in such matters. Moreover, the drunken president (Yeltsin) of the “sober nation” did not correct this issue during his time in office. This is also very strange. Now the Russians are sobering up and demanding written guarantees as well as making the post-Soviet territorial foundations of Ukraine real. This crisis does not have the same potential as the announced global pandemic, but today’s world needs crises. The emerging energetic and economic consequences of this crisis fit into the philosophy of the “great reset”. Domine Dirige Nos.
Ukraine is welcomed in the NATO!
Poor explanation! The annexation of Crimea was GEOPOLITICAL. Sevastapol is of great importance to Russia for its Black Sea fleet. Russia leased the Port from Ukraine. But under pressure from the est, Ukrain was not going to renew this lease. Hence, the annexation of Crimea. The EU and NATO hav been antagonising Russia for years. NATO should not have let the Former Warsaw Pact countries to Join. Look bct to the Cuban Missile crisis on the USA’S back door. What was part of the agreement for Russia to pull back ws for the USA not to mention that it had placed nuclear missilles on the Turkish north coast a short distance from Russia. I would expect nothing less than this report by the Right Wing Economist. Does this mean I support a war? NO! Does this mean I support Putin? NO! Does this mean that NATO is wrong? YES!
Ukraine is peaceful and prosperous. Ukrainians love Democracy and Freedom; not to live under threat of hostile Russia.
It doesn’t mention that Russia was promised that NATO wouldn’t expand eastward past 1991. That promise was broken. Not to mention that the coup in 2014 was US sponsored. This isn’t a justification for war, but an important part of history.