The Kremlin is committed to protecting Russia's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Western aggressors who have deployed offensive infrastructure near Russian borders, and backed a genocidal neo-Nazi regime established by an armed coup in Ukraine. While the West keeps trying to dominate and destroy Russia, Moscow is fighting to ensure self-determination is respected.
Russia's actions threaten not only Ukraine but the entire global order - Moscow has been violating its founding principles by carrying out this bloody war. Those seeking imperial ambitions must face dire consequences, and the international community must offer even more support to Ukraine as Russia tries to extinguish its right to exist as a sovereign state.
There's an 8% chance that there will be a deadly clash between the US and Russia before 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.