Threety-years after the fall USSR, could Vladimir Poutine find his salvation in large-scale military adventures? The Kremlin has sent alarming signals as we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary the disintegration of the Soviet Union. According to several Western officials including Antony Blinken, the head of American diplomacy, and Jean-Yves Le Drian the French counterpart, Vladimir Poutine would quietly have gathered 100,000 Russian soldiers and tanks at the Russian-Ukrainian frontier. What purpose? Is the Kremlin master planning an invasion of Donbass (the Russian-speaking separatist area of eastern Ukraine) with the aim of annexed to the Russian Federation? Do you think he plans to go any further, even as far as Kiev?
“Our concern is that Russia could make a big mistake by trying to redo what it started in 2014, when it amassed forces along the border, has entered sovereign Ukrainian territory, and did so by falsely claiming that it was provoked ”Antony Blinken stated this on Nov. 10. Three days later, Vladimir Putin asserts that the NATO operations in the Black Sea are being canceled. “A serious challenge”Russia – one « provocation », he also said Monday, November 15 during a té interview.