And Putin can't allow himself to be pushed-around by the Ukrainian Empire, pushing east.
Putin’s beef isn’t with Ukraine....it’s with the Eu/US/Nato’s Global Agenda push to gobble up nations on his area of influence. They went too far by going after Ukraine. Prior Ukraine being “neutral” was not an issues for Putin....simply was a buffer zone for him and they both traded and did business etc.
I’m livid with the EU and US they knew this would more than push Putin’s buttons....and as always they make a mess when they go too far and don’t know enough to back off.