Russian "leader" Putin did not just decide overnight to start a war against Ukraine. He took advantage of the economic fallout from Covid. He believed that the world, already worn down by over a million people being killed by Covid, would not respond to defend Ukraine from aggression. He hoped that the economic impact in countries that supported Ukraine, rising gas prices, supplies etc. would prevent other countries from coming to the aid of Ukraine. He hoped for the same reaction that world countries had to Hitler invading European countries in the early part of World War II. Back then many countries tended to take an isolationist view. If it doesn't directly impact us, don't get involved. Thankfully, that was one lesson that the United States has retained in the governmental memory bank.
Putin planned on the negative impacts the Ukraine war would have an impact on the political situation in the United States. It is not just a coincidence that the approval polls for President Biden have plummeted during this period of the Ukraine war. It was all planned and hoped for by Putin. The Russian government would love for the United States to elect another imbecile as President of the United States. Putin planned the attack on Ukraine during the Presidency of the 45th President of the United States. Putin was aided by 45's attitude toward Russia and the Ukraine. The political agenda of Biden has been hijacked by Putin's war against Ukraine.
And know we have the results of all that planning. Wake up people. Understand what is happening in Ukraine and why it happened now. Understand how the war is being used as a tool to also impact political conditions in the United States. Unfortunately, the suggestion of one United States Senator to "take Putin out" is the best worldly decision to end this lunatic lead war. Prayer and human kindness doesn't work in these situations. Sometimes the imperfect action of a violent act against a violent person is the best we can do.