2014 Ukraine kicks out the pro-Russian kleptocratic regime. The Kremlin decides to punish it, creates a disinformation narrative about ethnic strife, claims “neutrality” but sends troops to create breakaway statelets
1999-2000 Putin orders military, police and security forces to enter the breakaway region of Chechnya. Russian forces besiege and completely destroy the Chechen capital Grozny and establish direct rule over
1990-92 Moldova escapes Russian Colonialism. Moscow punishes it by fuelling ethnic strife, uses it as a pretext for annexing 10% of the country, and creating the Russian-control statelet of Transnistria.
1990-91 Lithuania escapes Russian Colonialism. Moscow established an economic blockade, uses disinformation to further ethnic strife, sends tanks to roll over peaceful protesters. 15 killed, but Lithuania withstands. The demoralized