War in Ukraine: Russia’s Putin ‘is in survival mode’ and ‘not rational’ | EUROtoday

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Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to make sure his nation stays in a everlasting state of struggle. That’s the premise of a brand new e book, printed by a French political scientist because the world has been marking the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Marie Mendras is an professional on Russian and post-Soviet research on the CNRS in Paris, and a professor at Sciences Po University’s Paris School of International Affairs. She says Putin doesn’t assume rationally like the remainder of us and “has the logic of a paranoid leader”.