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Jul 06, 2022
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Do you think that Putin may be Country Email List looking for a regime similar to Lukashenko's in Belarus for Ukraine? If that's what you want, I don't think you'll get it. What it has caused, in fact, is the opposite. He has achieved a kind of consolidation of a sense of Country Email List Ukrainian nationality separate from and hostile to Russia. And that sense of belonging to that Ukrainian nationality has to include the many ethnic Russian citizens who live in Country Email List Ukraine. One of the most striking aspects of the media coverage of the invasion of Ukraine. Is that no one has mentioned, in Country Email List iscussing the destruction and brutal bombing of Mariupol, that half the people who live there are of Russian origin. According to the last census, 44% of people of Russian origin lived in Mariupol. So these are Country Email List Russians who, along with the Ukrainians, are suffering from the trauma of war and who, presumably, largely in response to this invasion and hostility, they identify with the project of the Ukrainian state. Even before the invasion, I would have been very skeptical that the idea Country Email List would have crossed Putin's mind that he could lead the whole of Ukraine to a position like Belarus. He already tried it before, in a Country Email List more or less democratic way, but it didn't work. Now, the invasion has made it even more difficult to achieve it. It is not clear what Putin's specific objectives were in invading and, in any case, they have probably Country Email List changed after the disaster of the first advance towards kyiv. But at this point it seems far more likely that future historians will see the 2022 invasion as part of the Country Email List unintentional "making of a Ukrainian nation" (Western-oriented, hostile to Russia) than of a state functioning as an obedient client.
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