Unfortunately, his endgame is far worse than simply reuniting the Soviet Union. That's only one part of the equation. During COVID, Putin was looking through very old maps and treaties that existed way before the Soviet Union had that name. He's looking to regain ALL of the territory that Russia ever held that they lost over time. That's his endgame, to re-establish it as a full on empire. And he won't stop until he does this. That's why we are in World War III right now, whether we realize it or not. Because he isn't done after Ukraine. He's not done by a longshot. Ukraine is only the beginning. That's why we need to stop him now. If we don't, the time will come when the choice will be made for us. We're joining the battle, whether it's now or later.You know, there is a part of me right now that hopes that all of these sanctions hit Russia hard enough that the citizens who have opposed and protested against Putin's war crimes decide enough is enough and decide to overthrow their government. Its almost damn near impossible, but it would be nice to see them put a stop to Putin's madness themselves. There is no reasoning with this disgusting excuse for a human being. Putin is not gonna walk away until he has the Ukraine fully in his control, and you know he won't stop there. He won't stop until he's conquered and reunited the Soviet Union.
And equally unfortunately the idea of the ordinary Russian citizens overthrowing the government is a practical impossibility, because the KGB is FIERCELY loyal to Putin (blindly so), and any time the people have even shown the slightest amount of civil disobedience during this situation, they've been rounded up and imprisoned, likely never to see the light of day again (that is if they're lucky; he could be executing them to make examples). He's calling any kind of protesting 'treason', and treating protesters like they're enemies of the state.
This guy is the next Hitler, and we're going to have to start making some hard decisions. And it will affect ALL OF US.