This is the translation of a german blog-entry (deutsch).
Putin obviously wants to occupy Ukraine, but what is to follow? Will he try to hold the country for years with occupying troops? Does he want to station his nuclear weapons there? Does he want to commit genocide or deport all Ukrainians? Or put them into prisons because they call a war what it is? – Because they’re obviously all against him and are risking their lives. With what horror he wanted to keep them at bay now, when they already have to experience every horror. Is his idea that he could return to the agenda after the conflict and then proclaim a “Great Russia”? – It’s out of reach. He may be able to conquer the territory, but he can’t conquer the people. What does he want with the country? Russia has enough untapped territory. Russia could have joined the EU one day as an equal partner, but that is now unimaginably far away.