Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Thanks for clarifying: your lack of formatting often makes it difficult to follow what is yours, what you're quoting or even which comment (and commenter) you're replying to.

Of course, Putin doesn't speak English, but he has communicated his talking points, justifying his aggression, clearly enough:

  • NATO is expanding in Ukraine (it is not)
  • Ukraine military (+phantom NATO) is threatening Russia (obvious disproportion of military forces notwithstanding)
  • Ukrainian government is carrying out genocide against its Russian speaking minority, particularly in Donbas (Ukrainian president is a Russian speaking Jew and the separatists areas of Donbas have been off limits to Ukraine, thanks to - unofficial - Russian military presence there for years)
  • Ukraine is run by "Nazis" (Neo-Nazis parties have made less than 10% at the last elections)

Some people can endorse these wholesale (it's a free country), but personally, I'll pass.
by Bernard (bernard) on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 06:59:50 PM EST
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