There is not any hyperbole in asserting Vladimir Putin is at present probably the most harmful man on earth. Leader of a rustic with nuclear weapons, he exhibits no reluctance to threaten to make use of them. But what prompted the Kremlin’s chief to embark, with out provocation, on the invasion of neighboring Ukraine, killing its individuals and leaving a path of destruction throughout what was a comparatively peaceable nation? When Russia’s president defined in quite a few speeches, together with a 5,000-word essay, what he was going to do, the nonchalance with which the West greeted his phrases has introduced the world to the place it’s.
Vladimir Putin (Photo by Kremlin Press Service/Anadolu Agency by way of Getty Images)
On July 12, 2021, the Kremlin printed “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians.” In his stroll down reminiscence lane describing the connection between Russia and Ukraine over a number of centuries, Putin relate…