Oliver Stone is a filmmaker with 3 Oscar wins and 11 Oscar nominations. His films include Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, Scarface, JFK, Nixon, Alexander, W, Snowden, and documentaries where he has interviewed Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Vladimir Putin.

Stone speculates that Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine may in part have been influenced by a realization that the U.S. is intent on regime change in Russia and is willing to destroy Ukraine to do it.

It raises the obvious question, would the Ukraine war have happened if Trump was still President? The answer is probably not. The U.S. Democrat Party has been ferociously anti-Russian and anti-Putin since Obama made Hilary Clinton the Secretary of State with Biden the Vice President in 2009; Trump and Republicans were much more amiable. When the Democrats made Biden the President in 2020, the Russians knew what they were in for with anti-Russian military involvement in Ukraine which began as soon as Biden became President.

See also the post on Oliver Stone’s movie Ukraine on Fire from 2016.