“This is also something more than an attempt to destroy a democratic Ukraine. I think for sure with this invasion on February 24, Russia started the effort to shake the whole world order,” said Estonian journalist and politician Marko Mihkelson. The chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament in an interview with Michał Racho on TVP Info admitted that, in his opinion, Russia’s operating strategy did not change until the Middle Ages.
What we see today is very similar to how Russia operated in the past. In fact, we can go back to the Middle Ages, because the same strategy was used: attack your neighbors, terrorize the nation, achieve your goals and not take into account any loss on the part of your soldiers and citizens too. And all this in the name of the glory of the Russian Empire. We saw this also in Ukraine today
– says the Estonian expert.
It is also something much bigger than trying to destroy a democratic Ukraine. I think for sure with this invasion on February 24, Russia started the effort to shake the whole world order
According to Mihkelson, it is very important to support Ukraine in the fight, but with the realization that this is a battle in a much wider confrontation with the rest of the world.
We must explain that Russia has been using conventional means of war for years. It didn’t start in 2008 in Georgia, or even in 2014 against Ukraine. I was a journalist in the 1990s in Moscow and worked as a war correspondent in Chechnya. It was 1994, 1994 and 1996 and I remember what I saw then in Grozny and other parts of Chechnya. It’s scary. The power they wielded against the Chechens, their own citizens, was indescribable. Then I realized that no matter how much we wanted Russia to break away from its de facto tragic history and to actually create democracy, it didn’t. It wasn’t like it was before Putin and it’s not like that now. This war is deeply rooted
Marko Mikhelson thought.
“Reader. Future teen idol. Falls down a lot. Amateur communicator. Incurable student.”