Russia Failed Blitzkrieg in Ukraine

By Mikhail Solomatin

Why did Putin, who had refused to call the fighters of Novorossiya to peace since June, do that? There are two reasons. The first one is obvious: on September 4th the NATO Summit starts in Wales, and the EU promised to determine the sanctions against Russia on September 5th. This tactics of Putin has been known for a long time. Having bitten Ukraine, it backs, waits till the West starts yelling “he’ll gorge  it” and replies in panic: "oh, please, it was just a joke, which will never happen again ", and when the West breathes out freely, he bites again.