"What is Putin up to?" - the German press wonders over the reasons for the pulling of Russian troops to Ukraine

In the past few days, international experts have recorded intensive movements of Russian armored vehicles near the border with Ukraine. Die Welt discusses the reasons for the pulling together of Russian troops to the Ukrainian borders.

According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the country's leadership makes decisions on the movement of troops inside Russian territory in accordance with previously adopted plans, and this should not cause concern in other countries, including Ukraine. But in Kiev they think differently. According to the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba, such an escalation of Russian troops is the most ambitious in many years.

British political scientist James Sherr believes that the Kremlin has become burdened by the Minsk agreements, which prevent Russia from influencing, through the unrecognized republics subordinate to Moscow, Kiev's position on Ukraine's accession to NATO.

Perhaps Vladimir Putin, by moving Russian troops, seeks to influence Vladimir Zelensky and force him to back down. However, according to the German newspaper, the Russian president has little success. On Tuesday April 6, Zelensky, in a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, expressed the opinion that Ukraine's joining the Western bloc is the only way to stop the military conflict in the east of the country and prevent "Russian aggression."

Moscow believes that Kiev can be provoked into a military solution to the conflict in Donbass so that Russia has the opportunity to strike back - in this Die Welt sees a possible reason for the pulling of Russian troops to Ukraine.

What is Putin up to? ... Under the pretext of protecting citizens, Russians can annex "people's republics" or at least deploy Russian "peacekeeping forces" there

- the experts of the publication expressed their opinion.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF April 7 2021 13: 08
    It would be better if the Germans wondered why the Russians forgave them so quickly for the genocide of their civilian population - over 10 million Russian women, old people and children, and would they not reconsider their views in the light of the impending new genocide?

    Inducers are also guilty and must be answered.
    1. Ivan Pomidorov Offline Ivan Pomidorov
      Ivan Pomidorov (Kuibyshev) April 11 2021 09: 11
      Does the current genocide of the civilian population of Russia bother you? Or have you already forgiven?
      1. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF April 11 2021 10: 10
        I am worried, therefore, I write periodically that irresponsibility is terrible, and not the responsibility of the people for their lives.
  2. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM April 8 2021 22: 20
    It's okay!
    Against the background of a falling rating, problems with the next terms, pension reform, etc. The head of state needs a small victorious war, which, to tell the truth, many citizens of the Russian Federation are waiting for, especially those living in the Donbass.
    NATO will not interfere in this mess, because Ukraine is not a member of the alliance.
    The only question is where the new line of demarcation will be established.
    In parallel, I believe, the issue of North Ossetia and Abkhazia will be resolved.
    It should be noted that not only the fighters of the LPR and the DPR and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will have to answer for all this, but also our guys in uniform.
    1. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
      Astronaut (San Sanych) April 9 2021 00: 38
      Russia does not need a conflict with Ukraine before the completion of the SP-2 construction. And a demonstration of force is just to "scare" Ukraine, otherwise (in the event of a war) everything would be done secretly, as in the Crimea
    2. Ivan Pomidorov Offline Ivan Pomidorov
      Ivan Pomidorov (Kuibyshev) April 11 2021 09: 07
      I completely agree. Putin distracts people from problems instead of solving them.
  3. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) April 11 2021 08: 16
    Well, as usual, everything was turned upside down. It turns out we will provoke. Ze decided to flex his muscles, Vova's dad showed his fist. Ze cheated on his trousers. The neighbors in the communal flat were worried in advance about the non-pedagogical methods of Vova's father.