That may be so, but it was also not in Russia's jurisdiction, and one thing that bothered me the most back then was how people who kept criticising the US for being an imperialist power started defending Russia for their intervention in Georgia
I just want to point out that there's a difference between projecting power 3 continents away due to resources or geopolitics, and projecting power in a neighbouring state where your minority is under some sort of threat.
True. And overall, I think you've brought in some very good observations and insights to this matter (/Russia's actions). You're absolutely right that it's not only about Russia just randomly deciding to act on Ukraine's territory and putting pressure to them (and others).
However, straight out propaganda, lies, threats - not only to Ukraine but to other countries as well, quite extreme hypocrisy, egoistic super power whatever bullshit and more or less made-up "justifications" for war preparations just don't and most definitely should not do.
Putin is a dictator who tries to silence and even kill his opposition. He's also supporting fellow dictator Lukashenko and using Belarus territory to add-up the threat towards Ukraine and it's capital. Russia threatens other countries and their sovereignty while no-one threatens them. None of the European countries is, or has been, even close to initiating an armed conflict here.
Pretty solid columm (google translated) https://www-expressen-se.translate....l=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=sv&_x_tr_pto=wapp
I can understand that for Baltic states USA is best friend against Russia and you are totally proAmerican.And, Yes USA has rights and even duty to spread democracy, because there's no better political system as of yet.
China is already more powerful than Russia and EU but the biggest problem is that EU is totally dependet on China export of goods.Man, we all live in a REAL world. And reality of our world is such: If there's NO POLICEMAN, his place will be taken by Mobs. Period.
Yes, there will be big problems with China. If Putin is Sauron, China's leader is Morgoth (even more powerful)