It is common knowledge by now that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be on a quest to dominate the world one way or another. NATO and the U.S. made it clear that they plan to stop Russian aggression, but experts argue that the situation will ultimately depend on the calculations of Russia. Will Russia tip the world balance?
Putin Wants the World to Be at War
Russia is tipping the balance in Ukraine as its forces continue to mass up near the region. Despite opposition and concerns, Moscow made it clear that it will be making a move on Ukraine regardless. Its troops will reportedly conduct a series of military exercises near the region, but some experts and Western officials believe Russia could only use these drills to mask an attack.
“But, at a time that should otherwise be a moment of national celebration, a serious crisis with Moscow is flaring up. So serious, in fact, that on Tuesday the Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande were forced to hold a three-way phone call to try to de-escalate the situation,” the Independent said in its report about the situation in Ukraine.
The rise of conflict stems back to Russia’s accusations after the Kiev tried an armed incursion into Crimea. The death of three Ukraine soldiers did not help the situation. While diplomatic efforts are ramping up, the report argues the crisis is just on the brink of becoming out of control.
Deterring Putin is Better
“Bolstering NATO, improving intelligence and strategic information operations, putting a credible deterrent in Eastern Europe and supporting Ukraine’s security and independence, is a realistic program that Washington, Berlin and Brussels can and should get behind,” the report said.