Putin needs Ukraine to wage existential war against NATO — Colonel Grant
Glen Grant, retired British Army Colonel and military expert, says Putin may lose his existential war in Ukraine
He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.
"Putin sees that the only way he can do this is to get the resources from Ukraine, that without the resources of Ukraine he cannot fight an existential war against NATO. With Ukraine, with the manpower of Ukraine, the trained manpower of Ukraine fighting for Russia, and this is how his brain will work. Because he's already stealing people from Crimea and from Kherson who are Ukrainians and we've already got a lot of Ukrainians fighting on the other side. So one shouldn't forget this. This is how he will see the war. Now, what he's going to do is he's going to keep setting the world order. He will support anything that is like Hamas, any war in the Middle East, any war he can get in Africa," Grant said.
According to the military expert, Putin wants to divert the West's attention from the war in Ukraine.
"So he's (Putin - ed.) going to look for every way he can and during the winter and into next year to draw the thinking and the time and the other resources away from the West supporting the Ukraine war. He will do something else. I don't know what that's something else is but he will do something else. I've been saying this since 2014 and I've been right every time. Something else will happen, and we need to just be mentally prepared which is why I come back to the thing that his existential war can only really be lost in Ukraine for us, not anywhere else. And that's why Ukraine has got to take this seriously because other things might happen that spoil what Ukraine wants to do,” Grant emphasized.
On Wednesday, October 18, journalists published footage of Vladimir Putin in Beijing accompanied by officers with a suitcase - according to propagandists, it could be "nuclear."
On the night of October 19-20, Kyiv time, US President Joe Biden gave a speech on the war in Ukraine and Israel. In doing so, he compared Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Hamas.