Putin wants to sow chaos — military expert Grant names Putin's priorities
Glen Grant, a retired British Army colonel and military expert, noted that the EU and the US remain united, and this does not play in Putin's favor
He expressed this opinion in the Verdict with Serhiy Rudenko program on Espreso TV channel.
"Putin's goal is to conquer Ukraine, and he still wants to do it. Putin wants to sow chaos wherever possible. His first priority is to shift and divert the focus of NATO member states away from Ukraine. The second priority is that Putin wants to divide the EU and the US. He realizes that the EU countries remain united, and this does not play in his favor," Grant emphasized.
According to the colonel, Putin wants to have more partners and allies.
"In Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, and Bulgaria, Putin wants to sow his puppet leaders in the parliaments. We should not look at this situation only as a war on the battlefield. Yes, Putin will continue to fight in Ukraine, but there is a lot more going on besides that," Grant said.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called Putin's statement about civilian casualties in the Middle East cynical, as the Russian president continues to wage war on Ukraine.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said he was ready to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin if it would contribute to peace in Ukraine, but he did not see any prerequisites for this at the moment.