I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible Western politicians created for Russia consistently, rudely and unceremoniously from year to year. I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border.
Vladimir Putin, Feb. 24th, 2022 Address
1. NATO’s eastward expansion
2. Crimes against Russian’s in Donbass by Ukraine government, installed via Coup in 2014
3. Denazify Ukraine
To clarify, I am simply explaining Putin’s public justification, not excusing it, while making the case against U.S. involvement by analyzing the costs and benefits.