Here are some reasons why Russia invaded Ukraine that are not as well-known to the public:
- Putin’s personal ambition: Putin has long been a dictator in Russia, and he has been consolidating his power for many years. He sees the invasion of Ukraine as a way to further consolidate his power and to make himself even more powerful.
- Putin’s fear of democracy: Putin is afraid of democracy, and he sees Ukraine’s democratic government as a threat to his own power. He believes that if Ukraine remains a democracy, it will inspire other Russians to demand democracy, and this could lead to the end of his dictatorship.
- Putin’s desire for revenge: Putin is still angry about the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he sees the invasion of Ukraine as a way to get revenge on the West. He believes that the West is responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he wants to punish the West for its role in the collapse.