Historian Andrey Zubov is one of the few who has its own position in Russia and is not afraid to Express it.
Western sanctions will not convince the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to stop the aggression against Ukraine, to put an end to the war can only be a change of power in Russia.
This was stated by Russian historian Andrei Zubov in an interview Лига.net.
“I do not think that sanctions will force Russia to end the war. Maybe they will make her feel the cost of war. Putin is very egocentric, he thinks only of himself: how to show myself inflexible, unable to compromise, and always winning. He’s a complex little man,” – says Zubov.
“So to expect him to change the policy of Russia under the pressure of sanctions is unlikely. When pressured by sanctions, he your friends transfers of financial assets, for example, in the form of the abolition of the tax, which allow them to live as before. And everything else is shifted to the shoulders of the Russian people. And as you can see, people are already very unhappy,” he said.
According to the historian, the only possibility is the removal of Putin from power one way or another.
“The forms may be different, including the creation of a truly national-minded government, preferably democratic, which will immediately stop the war in Ukraine, will return to the Minsk agreement, and if not immediately, then soon solve the problem of the Crimea”, – he explained.
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