Question: Putin withdraws the army from Ukraine. Was it intimidation or preparation for war or study of the reactions of the West and Ukraine? How far are Putin and his entourage willing to go in unleashing a war given Putin’s vindictiveness and imperial fanaticism with a connivance of certain Russians? Is China pushing Putin to confront the West?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focusaside Oneself.
Well, you can say that we have talked about the Russian mindset that the current Russian leadership, their elite needs to have some conflict, some ongoing conflict with someone outside the country. And Ukraine has, for a variety of reasons, been part of this pattern. What you need to recognize is that there is an ongoing intent from the Russians, not to create a large scale war, not to launch a full scale invasion of Ukraine, because they realize that they cannot get away with simply conquering and occupying Ukraine. There will be such a reaction from the world, that they are not willing to deal with the consequences of this. But they are interested in keeping the conflict going, so that there is always something going on.
In this particular case, the main motivation was actually to test President Biden and his administration for how they would react to Russia, as opposed to how Trump and the Trump administration reacted to Russia. Putin was quite aware that during the Trump administration, he could get away with quite a bit. And he simply needed to test what could he get away with under the new administration. He thought that he might be able to get away with more. But it turned out that the new administration is willing to draw a clear line.
China is not particularly pushing Putin to challenge the West. But there is a certain sentiment, in China and Russia, of wanting to challenge the West. This is driven by dark forces who are working through the leadership. But you will also notice that the current Chinese leader has taken upon himself a power, a personal power, that has not been seen since Chairman Mao. And you could argue that Putin has taken on a personal power that has not been seen since Stalin. These two leaders have a similar mentality. And of course, they are vulnerable to the same dark forces who are seeking to create confrontation and conflict, even though it does not benefit the Russian people or the Chinese people.
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