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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full scale invasion of Ukraine has been raging for greater than 100 days. The Russian President initially known as the warfare a “special military operation”, with the purpose being to “demilitarise and de-Natzify” Kyiv. But feedback he made final week elevated hypothesis as soon as once more, about whether or not he had designs on higher ambitions.

Mr Putin was talking at an exhibition, to mark the 350th birthday of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great.

The ex-Russian chief waged a bloody warfare towards Sweden within the 18th Century, to reclaim land that was lost 50 years beforehand.

The Russian President in contrast himself to his predecessor, and claimed that like him, he was reclaiming Russian territory.

He mentioned: “Peter the Great waged the Great Northern War for 21 years. He didn’t take something from them, he returned [what was Russia’s].

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During the final decade, President Putin began to reclaim land Russia as soon as dominated over.

In 2014, Moscow’s forces annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, giving method to extended combating within the nation’s Donbas area.

Just earlier than Russia’s invasion started on February 24, President Putin recognised all of Luhansk and Donetsk as unbiased of Ukraine.

A month into the invasion, Russia scaled again its ambitions to seize the capital Kyiv, and re-targeted its efforts in these areas.

Military specialists broadly anticipated the Russian President to position the realm under Moscow’s management.

Claiming the territory was considered the minimal purpose wanted earlier than Russia can deem the warfare successful.

According to the UN human rights office (OHCHR), 4,000 individuals have been killed, together with almost 200 kids, because the begin of the warfare.

However, the true quantity is considered far larger, with Ukrainian estimates putting Russian casualties alone at greater than 25,000 – one thing the Kremlin denied.

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