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Why Has Russia Invaded Ukraine And What Does Putin Want?

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

Today, the world is talking about the fear of war in Ukraine. Many countries have recalled their citizens from Ukraine. Let's see what Russia's goal is

  • Russia's first goal is to drop NATO domination in Eastern Europe.
  • The second is to block Ukraine's NATO membership.
  • The third is to put pressure on NATO to withdraw its NATO forces from countries such as Poland, Bulgaria, and Romania.
  • The fourth is to rule the Donbas region of Ukraine.

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Let me explain: If we want to know what is happening in Ukraine now, we must go back to history.

Many countries, including Russia, and most of Eastern Europe at the time were part of the Soviet Union, and part of the past Soviet Union, including part of Germany, including Poland, was afraid that it would spread to Europe.

NATO was formed out of fear of a communist occupation of Europe. The Soviet Union, which was very proud, made some mistakes in the late 1980s,and the Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. German unification is underway, and this is a continuation of the Cold War of that time.

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It was a time when the wall between the Germans was crumbling. The agreement was that NATO would not intervene if the Soviet Union agreed to the unification of Germany. But that assurance was not recorded anywhere. We know that the Soviet Union collapsed.

Since then, NATO has reached Eastern Europe. The old agreement was canceled during the reign of Russian President Boris Wilson.

Thus the political picture of Eastern Europe itself is changing. NATO is entering many countries in Eastern Europe. We see all the communist countries that were part of the Soviet Union at that time gaining membership in NATO-dominated NATO.

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It's not just NATO that grants membership to all the countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. Also part of the European Union. This confused Russia. Only small islands with Russia. Other countries support NATO.

The fact is that all the important countries have become anti-Russian and sided with NATO. Countries such as Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria are all preparing for a major military coup as part of NATO.

Russia's new strategy comes at a time when NATO, which has said it will not enter Eastern Europe, seems to be moving towards a border-sharing Ukraine.

This is another step in the negotiations to give Ukraine NATO membership. Now let's see what is happening in Ukraine.

Ukraine is the second-most populous country in Europe. Belrose is said to be Russia's ally, with about 130,000 Russian troops encircling Ukraine. Russia had invaded Ukraine in 2014. Crimea, a strategic place in Ukraine, was captured by Russia.

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Russia has told the world that a majority of those polled their support themselves. The Donbas is another area in eastern Ukraine led by Russian rebels. Here, too, the Russian military decides Like Crimea, Russia wants to oust the Donbas from Ukraine and give it autonomy.

Balarose is a neighbor of Ukraine and an ally of Russia. The capital Kyiv is only 150 km from the Balochistan border. Russia has reportedly deployed about 30,000 troops here.

Putin is not like previous Russian presidents. Putin was a leader who said that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest political catastrophe of the 20th century.

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He was also the one who vowed to bring back Russia with the glory of the Soviet era. Putin plans to unite the countries of Eastern Europe under the unique name of Euro Asia.

The influence of Russian NATO and the European Union is problematic if this is to be implemented. Drop NATO dominance in Eastern Europe. Avoid granting NATO membership to Ukraine

He said he would agree to requests such as the withdrawal of NATO troops from countries. The autonomy of the Donbas has been granted to Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria.

But NATO is not ready to accept this. It was at this time that the decisive intervention of the European countries. Russia supplies a large percentage of Europe's energy. The Not Stream project is the most affordable out there. European countries are looking at the possibility of joining Russia and China.

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NATO sees the Not steam- 2 projects between Germany and Russia as its best indicator, and Russia supplies about 40 percent of Europe's natural gas as well. Russia has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Russia if it opposes NATO. NATO's goal is to reduce Europe's dependence on Russia for energy. Note Stream 2 Project  is a good tactic that NATO can do now.

Note Stream 2 is a project to transport natural gas from Russia to European countries via the Baltic Sea. We can see that a 1225 km long pipeline is located at 1100 km. The plan may not succeed if there is a financial crisis in Russia and other European countries.

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Its construction was completed last September. The European Union (EU) has blocked approval of the project due to the crisis in Ukraine. Therefore, NATO's goal is to keep Ukraine in danger of war and reverse the Not Stream project.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, along with French President Emmanuel Macron. They were in Russia to discuss and work with Putin. The Ukraine crisis comes at a time when the plan to reach Germany by sea is reaching its final stage.

If all previous plans from Russia to Germany went through countries including Ukraine to reach Germany. The fact that reconciliation efforts are underway is something we need to keep in mind.

The Note Line 1 project already exists. It was a fact. The great feature of Note Stream 2 is that the project presents itself in a way that is more or less completely dependent on Russia. In any case, this diplomatic battle has important implications for Russia, NATO, and the European Union. A peace plan acceptable to all will be drawn up, or wait and see if the Cold War between the superpowers continues.


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