The West has overplayed its hand in cornering Russia
Putin might respond with dangerous ferocity if he calculates he has nothing left to lose
Are we heading for World War III? On Thursday, a Russian official actually used that term. Alexander Venediktov, deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told the state-owned TASS news agency: “Kyiv is well aware that (Ukraine joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or Nato) would mean a guaranteed escalation to a World War III."