Brighter than thousand_suns
Not really, that's the narrative he's trying to sell - that Ukraine is run by neo-Nazis. It's the excuse he uses domestically to justify the war. That, and that Ukraine's not a real country.Full scale invasion. Putin ranting about ‘denazifying’ Ukraine. He’s lost his goddamn mind.
But what is he trying to achieve with this invasion? Force a regime change in Kyiv? I find it hard to believe that they will try to occupy all of Ukraine and later annex it into Russia. But their international relation will probably suffer equally much in both cases, so ...
They have already crossed a line where the West will have nothing to do with Putin for some time, even without occupation or annexation. And we've already noticed that China don't care, so Russian trade with them is not going to suffer.