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OK, but what does Putin actually want?
What he says he wants is a return to the military position of ... 1998.
That is a non-starter; the problem is that bad things happens in neighbours of Russia that do not have security guarantees from outside (Georgia; Moldova; Ukraine; non exhaustive list).

The idea that the Baltic states and Poland, for example, will choose to quit NATO because Putin wants them to, seems frankly a bit far-fetched.

So ... would he settle for de-facto annexation of the occupied part of Ukraine? Or what?  

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Dec 24th, 2021 at 12:00:08 PM EST
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Return to diplomacy and partnership with NATO. No further expansion of NATO to border states of Russia. End stupid sanctions to cripple economies of sovereign nations for the sake of capitalism. Stop the bullying and adhere to International law, stop state terror. Stop extrajudicial killings, torture and support of dictatorial regimes for the sake of MIC. Learn lessons from past mistakes. Restart talks to limit nuclear weapons and stationing of missiles across Europe. Ban some idiots causing dysfunctioning of US Congress.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Dec 24th, 2021 at 12:41:59 PM EST
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