Putin’s fears of NATO Expansion come to pass. In addition to Finland, and Sweden’s NATO membership application;
Ukraine has recently filed a NATO fast-track membership application. Before Putin began to set up a puppet government to
annexed and hold elections referendum in Russian-occupied territory gains, President Zelensky sought to join the EU but said Ukraine would not join NATO. However, seven months into the war the battlefield dynamics are constantly raging from one level to the next phase of the conflict. Putin’s nuclear threats cringe worrisome fears on the International rule-based Orders one global community. With threats to launch a nuclear weapon in Ukraine, history shadows of World War II looms a 3rd World War on the European continent. This past week Putin held a formal ceremony in Moscow to announce Russia’s four annexed territories: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia.
“Ukraine in maps: Tracking the war with Russia. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60506682
Members of BRICS: “China, and India” abstain in the UN Security Council vote on the Russia referendum resolution vote to denounce acknowledgment of Russia’s annexed elections in the Ukraine region. Russia vetoed the vote. https://tass.com/world/1516347
Putin’s messages to the West that his nuclear warnings are not empty words of meaningless threats. Putin’s nuclear threats on Ukraine fueled European non-NATO countries’ to seek NATO’s Article V protections.