Corruption

What the press in the US doesn’t tell you is that the current government in Ukraine is the most corrupt in Europe — by far. (Some of this corruption involves Americans, like Biden’s son.) And this corruption has left the country extremely poor. Given its natural resources, Ukraine should be thriving, but the opposite is true — the consequence of all the government corruption. When Putin talks about the “bandits” in Ukraine, this is what he’s talking about.

Absence of Diplomacy