Russia-Ukraine Crisis

How Putin's View of Russian History Led Him To Invade Ukraine

Russians are taught in history class that Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is “the birthplace of the Russian nation,” says Stephanie Petrella of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in this recent interview with NBCLX storyteller Clark Fouraker. Russian President Vladimir Putin has had his eye on Ukraine for years and did not want to see the country join NATO, a Western military alliance.