Why is Putin so obsessed with Ukraine?
The relationship between Ukraine and Russia has historically been complex and intertwined, with the two countries having deep historical and cultural connections. The disputes between the two have become a centre of attention after Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Eastern Ukraine (Donbas region) in 2014. Today, approximately 130,000 Russian troops are stationed within striking distance of Ukraine’s borders, and some political experts say that the security of European countries is seriously compromised. So what are the reasons for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and what does president Putin want to achieve with his actions? Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the relationships between the Soviet states have gone through multiple ups and downs. In 1991, the second most popul