Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that it would backfire on Russia for years to come.
The globally condemned war and the consequent sanctions on Russia are “more and more close to China,” Fascist and authoritarian expert Snyder told MSNBC’s Ari Melber.
And if Putin “doesn’t give up” Ukraine, his legacy would not be to rebuild Russia as a global superpower.Instead, Snyder echoed and predicted that the country would become a “Chinese vassal nation.” Multiple other commentators recently.
“Many people in Russia recognize that the war with Ukraine is a moral, economic and geopolitical disaster,” he said.
“The question is whether Putin has the courage to tell the truth, and whether he realizes that not only his legacy, but his power is undermined by what he is doing,” he said. I added.
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