Experts have been speaking on this issue since Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Some have said that Ukraine will soon succumb to Russia, while others have said that Russia will be defeated even if Ukraine is conquered. Yuval Nova Harari is a historian and has also spoken about Russia and Ukraine.
Putin heading towards defeat?
Harari believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is headed for a historic defeat. He wrote in a Guardian article that Putin’s dream of rebuilding the Russian Empire rests on the lie that Ukraine is not a real nation. They feel that the people of Kyiv, Lviv, and Kharkiv yearn for the rule of Moscow. This is outright a lie. Ukraine is a country with a history of more than a thousand years. Kyiv is a metropolis ever since Moscow used to be a village.
Will the people of Ukraine accept Moscow’s rule?
He has written that Putin has attacked Ukraine very thoughtfully but he was left behind in one thing. He knew that NATO or any western country would not help Ukraine, but Putin forgot what the Soviet Union learned in Afghanistan and what the US learned from Iraq. Putin can conquer Ukraine, but will the people of Ukraine accept Moscow’s rule? Putin believes that the Ukrainian people are ready to accept Russian rule but this is not the truth. This is becoming clearer with each passing day since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Putin has proved to be Ukraine’s enemy?
Harari has said that the Ukrainian people are opposing Russia with all their courage and heart. Putin can control Ukraine only if the people of Ukraine allow it. And that doesn’t seem to be happening. Putin was supposed to win Ukraine without shedding blood but he has failed to do so. Ukrainians killed and wounded in the attack have proved Putin to be Ukraine’s enemy.