Russian President Vladimir Putin is claiming that some countries “promote colonialism,” which is what caused the “dire crisis” in Ukraine.
Putin claims that Russia’s involvement in Ukraine is a reaction to a war that was “unleashed” by Western nations.
According to Putin, their “aspiration” to “preserve their hegemony in the world” was the driving force behind the coup d’etat that took place in Ukraine in 2014.
Putin blames West for Ukraine war
He asserts that Russia made the decision to help people who fight for their culture, their traditions, their language, and their future. “Russia decided to support people who fight for their future.”
He claims that Russia’s actions in Ukraine aim to “put an end to the war that the West unleashed against people in Donbas [in eastern Ukraine].”
In the meantime, General Sergei Surovikin, who was once the head of Russia’s military in Ukraine, was relieved of his responsibilities in his most recent position.
Since the Wagner uprising in June, “General Armageddon” Surovikin has been missing in action and has not been seen in public since then.