Ukraine: what does Vladimir Putin want?
It’s the biggest geopolitical question in the world right now. While the Russian leader’s plans remain a mystery, some governments say he wants to block Nato while others fear he is planning an invasion causing US-led efforts to her Putin’s grievances. Max Seddon, Henry Foy and Katrina Manson consider whether Putin will really take Russia to war in Ukraine. “If Russia were to attack the separatist Donbas region using the troops the US says are being readied, ‘it would be the largest conflict on the European continent since World War Two’, according to a senior western intelligence official.”
From Financial Times