National Institute of Strategic Studies completed a study entitled "Russian blitzkrieg against Ukraine failed", reported the press service of the National Security Council.
We selected the study main theses related to the premises of Russian aggression against Ukraine:
“Ukraine's independence as a result of USSR disintegration in 1991 initially was considered and is considered today by Russian elite as unfortunate historical mistake which should be corrected as soon as possible.”
"The key task of the Russian Federation is to seize the Ukraine, which should dramatically increase the level of Russia’s demographic, political, economic, military and other resources. During the NATO summit in Bucharest (April 2008), Vladimir Putin summed up the Russian strategy towards Ukraine, saying: “Ukraine generally is not the state. Part of its territory is Eastern Europe, and another large part, is gifted by us. If Ukraine will go to NATO, it will go without the Crimea and the East – the country will just fall apart."
We recall that February 18, 49th Russian humanitarian convoy crossed Ukrainian border
"In order to implement this strategy a complex system was created in Russia that includes political and diplomatic tools, economic, energetic, informational, military pressure, increase of disruptive technologies using, which were developed and tested in Stalin's Soviet Union."
Kremlin has different scenarios of conquering the Ukraine, including the military.
The monopoly power of Yanukovych and his criminal oligarchic capital gave Russia new opportunities to strengthen the pressure on Ukraine.