Jamestown Analyst Ksenia Kirillova interviewed by Outlook India on the Ukraine war and Putin’s miscalculations

Jamestown Foundation Analyst Ksenia Kirillova was interviewed by Outlook India on what we have learned from Russia’s war against Ukraine as we approach the one-year anniversary of Moscow’s re-invasion.

“It seems that Vladimir Putin really believes in his historic mission of restoring the Soviet Union. His numerous essays about Russians and Ukrainians being ‘one people’ and his remarks that Ukraine—in his opinion—illegally received Russian territories perfectly illustrate the real reason for Russian aggression—his inability to come to terms with the independence of Ukraine, his personal ambitions, and complete denial of the subjectivity of the post-Soviet states and peoples.”