Dmitry is an astute commentator, well worth listening to his take on Russia’s military operation in the Ukraine.
“In terms of the legal basis for the Russian incursion—I wouldn’t call it an invasion; invasion is when you move in to stay, invasion leads to occupation. This is not going to lead to an occupation, so why not call it what it is, which is a military incursion & a disciplinary function—but in terms of the legal basis of it, it’s bullet proof.
Putin is a lawyer, he doesn’t do anything illegal, ever. He makes sure that all the Is are dotted & Ts are crossed, in terms of the legal basis for whatever he does. Everything he does is defensible in court.
…the collective West basically reneged on all the treaties they’ve signed, all the international agreements that they’ve entered into. When they say that Russia is doing something wrong, what they mean is that Russia is doing something they don’t like, whereas what Russia is doing is absolutely necessary in terms of its security.
People should already know this.
1) The Ukraine wants to enter NATO.
2) The military doctrine of the Ukraine includes the goal of the reconquest of Crimea by force.
Which means that in all likelihood the Ukraine will, A) join NATO and B) attack Crimea, which means that Russia will go to war with NATO.
Also, the Ukraine’s leadership has announced that they will use their spent nuclear fuel stockpile to make dirty bombs & use their existing rockets to lob them at Russia. That’s not a good thing for Russia to sit back and relax about.
So those are just two aspects that dictates that Russia does something about it.”