Vladimir Putin

Why Russia 'Invaded' Ukraine: Explaining 'Putin's Endgame'

Why Russia 'Invaded' Ukraine: Explaining 'Putin's Endgame'

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Stephen Fidler explains “Putin’s endgame” by focusing on the “post-Cold War agreements that humiliated Russia.” He notes, “Mr. Putin has made clear he wants to redraw the post-Cold War security map of Europe.” Accordingly, Putin wants to stop further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, whose expansion he views as encroaching on Russia’s security.