Russia is painting itself into a tight corner. President Putin is not just endangering innocent Ukrainians; he is also putting the very foundation of Russia in jeopardy.
As the Russian military continues to attack Ukraine, the world has imposed harsher sanctions that will severely impact the Russian economy. The EU is gearing up to support Kyiv with air defense missiles, anti-tank weapons, and humanitarian and financial aid. The belligerent Russian President has countered by ordering Russia's "deterrence forces" - which wield nuclear weapons - on high alert, blaming "aggressive NATO statements."