Browsing, came upon this.
Particularly liked this excerpt:
Putin fears that a free, democratic and prosperous Ukraine will encourage Belarus and Georgia to follow the same path, and before long Russians too, the end of Putin and his oligarchs. This is driving his brutal, criminal war on Ukraine, not some made up, phony story about Ukrainian and Russian brotherhood.
For full article: https://macleodpost.com/2022/02/21/ukraine/