One of my favorite YouTube channels, Real Life Lore, has released a video that does an excellent job of laying some of the geographic, economic, and political reasons Putin made the decision to invade Ukraine — and which country he is likely to invade next.
He wants to prevent Ukraine from replacing Russia as the primary oil and natural gas provider to Europe.
He wants to control more of the North European Plane.
Russia’s power will continue to wane as its military-age population shrinks, giving him a limited time to invade.
There’s much more context than this, so I suggest watching Real Life Lore’s video in full:
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