Ukraine Forces and Pro-Russian Militants Battle Over Local Police Station – New York Times
US Tries to Help Ukraine, Reassure Allies Without Riling Russia – Wall Street Journal
NATO images purport to show Russia ‘ready for combat’ on Ukrainian border – Christian Science Monitor
Russia Plotting for Ukrainian Influence, Not Invasion, Analysts Say – New York Times
Putinism got Crimea delivered to Russia after six decades of a former Russian dictator ‘gifting’ the region to Ukraine.
And this ‘nationalist’ act of the self-serving ultranationalist Vladimir Putin was more than enough to surge his popularity. But as the international affairs analysts say – only delivering Crimea is not going to be helpful for Putin on the question of Ukraine and Russia’s interest in the country.
An active control over the politics of Ukraine is a must for Putinism if Putin wants to remain as popular, as he is now, something, that would be a lethal tool to silence the voice of his opponents in Russia.
A Western control of Ukraine including the European countries is a saleable and lucrative prospect to incite the nationalist feelings for Putinism. Also, strategically – the US looking into the courtyard of Russia – it would be a compromising position for Russia.
The masses’ desire of imperialist growth created Adolf Hitler. Putinism, too, harbours something like that, a Eurasian vision of a Russia centric geopolitical chunk.
Without Ukraine, that vision is as bogus as the claims of Russia being a democratic country.
And so, after taking over Crimea, as expected, Putinism is on the job to create situations to remain influential in Ukraine.
‘Russia looks ready for combat’, ‘pro-Russian Ukrainians seize buildings, violence grows’, or ‘Russian acts to increase or remain influential in Ukraine, but not aimed at invading the country’ – these points and counterpoints tell what was already in Putinism’s scheme of things when it started for Crimea.
And the spineless response the world community showed in handling the Crimean crisis was enough to push Putin to graduate to the next phase of his scheming immediately after the Crimea victory.
Putinism would do all to sabotage the Ukrainian Presidential elections due on May 25 and so, the violent clashes are going to increase in frequency and scale. Like a puppet government Ukraine had so far, Russia would do all to achieve that.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/