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Russia occupies Ukraine: “There have been decades of provocative warnings that NATO expansion is for Moscow”

  • Ronald Sunny
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As the fighting unfolded in Ukraine, two versions of the conflict-based reality crossed the deep divide and did not provide the truth for one another.

In the West, especially in the United States, the most pervasive and familiar view is that Russia has always been an expansionist state, and its current president, Vladimir Putin, is the epitome of that essential Russian ambition: Build a new oneOr the Russian Empire.

“It’s always about naked aggression, and Putin’s imperial will is by no means necessary,” US President Joe Biden said on February 24.

Argues that the opposite Russia’s security concerns are real, and the Russians view NATO’s eastern expansion against their country..