Episode 408 Likhotal on Putin

Alexander Likhotal has been one of Mikhail Gorbachev’s closest advisers and now is a professor in a Geneva school of diplomacy. Here he discusses various of Vladimir Putin’s possible motivations, none of which are very praiseworthy. He says that the current Russian threats of war against Ukraine are not really about Ukraine, but are motivated by Putin’s concern about his country’s status in the world, especially vis a vis the West. Likhotal also believes that Belarus is more important to Russia than is Ukraine. Maintaining significant military bases in Belarus would be strategically important in any attempt to separate the Baltic states from the rest of NATO. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comment column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-408-likhotal-on-putin.

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  • Alexander Likhotal

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