After a week of diplomatic talks in Geneva, Brussels and Vienna, the question remains: how serious is Russian president Vladimir Putin about launching a major offensive against Ukraine?
There are 100,000 Russian troops massed at Ukraine’s border, and Moscow has warned of “the most unpredictable and grave consequences” for Europe’s security if its demands are not met.
Though western officials are unsure whether Russia has decided on a renewed invasion, Putin may never have a better time to do so. These are the key reasons why.
Ukraine and Nato are the central issues of Putin’s rule — and unfinished business.
Putin’s long essay about the ties linking Russia and Ukraine, a personal rewriting of history, increasingly looks like a justification for invasion.
With the US distracted and Europe lacking both military clout and diplomatic unity, Putin may feel now is the best time Russia will ever have to attack Ukraine.
The west has warned Putin of crippling sanctions should Russia attack Ukraine. But Moscow is better prepared for them than ever.
Years of training and support from Nato countries has helped improve Ukraine’s army from the rag-tag fighting force it was in 2014. Russia has noticed.
Putin has a wide range of ways to use military force, and could devastate Ukraine without a full-scale invasion.
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