PUTIN’S UKRAINE WAR IS ABOUT FOUNDING A BRAND NEW EUROPE AND RESTORING THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE so he plans to overthrow the entire post–Cold War order in Europe.
Vladimir Putin says that Crimea and the Ukraine are the spiritual headquarters of Russia And he sees the Russians and Ukrainians as a single people. He says there is no such thing as a separate Ukrainian people, national identity, culture or history and the Ukrainian has no need to exist apart from russia.
Putin’s objective will lead to a perpetual state of war within the former Soviet space and a state of siege with Europe and the world. Thus the new Cold War and you can bet a series of new hot wars along Russia’s periphery.
A renewed Russian empire essentially reincarnates the idea that Russia is not safe unless everyone connected to it, and not only its immediate neighbors, is unsafe or insecure.
This state can only be preserved then by what the late Russian defense analyst, Vitaly Shlykov, called structural militarization. And we see that happening now with the growth of the defense sector as the rest of the economy shrivels due to sanctions and falling energy prices.
Putin is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than Isis says George Soros, The best way for Russia to avoid collapse is by making the EU implode first – by exacerbating the migration crisis and stoking Islamophobia. Putin’s aim is to foster the EU’s disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood Europe with Syrian refugees.
Putin has not hesitated to take this opportunity to hasten the EU’s disintegration, in fact he has seized it. He has obfuscated his actions by talking of cooperating against a common enemy, Isis. He has followed a similar approach in Ukraine, signing the Minsk agreement but failing to carry out its provisions.
The most effective way Putin’s regime can avoid collapse is by causing the EU to collapse sooner. An EU that is coming apart at the seams will not be able to maintain the sanctions it imposed on Russia following its incursion into Ukraine.
however Putin will be able to gain considerable economic benefits from dividing Europe and exploiting the connections with commercial interests and anti-European parties that he has carefully cultivated.
Putin not only wants a new Europe, he wants a new world . In Putin’s world, sovereign states would not have to deal with irritants such as Western sanctions or international justice. Leaders willing to turn to Moscow for protection could bank on Russian support in moments of crisis. China would bankroll Russia’s geopolitical goals, rather than restructure the international system on its own terms.
and lets not forget russias allies, BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. as of 2015, the five BRICS countries represent over 3 billion people, or 42% of the world population.
The race for survival pits the EU against Putin’s Russia. Isis poses a threat to both, but it should not be overestimated. Attacks mounted by jihadi terrorists, however terrifying, do not compare with the threat emanating from Russia.