Who is Russia at war with? Ten conclusions based on the first days of war.
Written by Leonid Gozman, Chairman of Union of Right Forces, an IDU member.
The images of people hiding in the subways of Kharkov and Kiev from bombing are familiar to everyone in Russia – we have seen this many times in Soviet war movies. Only now, it’s us throwing bombs instead of the Nazis. Those are our pilots over Ukraine, it’s our rocket pilots launching death, it’s our generals giving the decisive orders. There is no swastika on our flag, but everything else is the same as we have seen it during WW II.
That Russia will wage war against Ukraine, was clear to me for a long time. While many in and outside Russia did not believe it, as it seemed impossible; nevertheless, it happened.
After the first few days of war, some important conclusions can already be drawn: