Atlantic Council: Peace in Europe ‘will not exist’ as long as Putin is in power, says Mikhail Khodorkovsky

2022-04-07 | Geopolitical analysis

By Katherine Walla. According to exiled Russian businessman and philanthropist Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the West has misunderstood the war in Ukraine from the start.

The biggest misunderstanding: that this is Russia’s war with Ukraine only. “This is not so,” Khodorkovsky said Tuesday, speaking in Russian at an Atlantic Council Front Page event. Russian President Vladimir Putin “sees it as a war with NATO and the United States.” The West’s reluctance to realize this “sounds a lot like an ostrich trying to hide its head in the sand; but it’s not sand, it’s a concrete floor,” he said.


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