5 Reasons Why Putin Thought He Could Successfully Invade Ukraine

As the Russo-Ukraine War drags on, I keep coming back to what was happening inside Putin’s mind that convinced him he could be successful at regime change in Kyiv.

How could the [self-proclaimed] chess master and “brilliant” architect of the new Russian empire make such a massive geopolitical blunder?

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Wes O'Donnell

Wes O'Donnell

Multi-Branch Veteran | Military & Global Security Writer for War is Boring, GENmag, OneZero, Edge | Law Student at WMU | TEDx Speaker | Dad to 3 | Hates nukes