Putin needs to destroy a Ukraine that exists now. Leaving it untapped means destroying him and his ambitions. He must also win the war through his war crimes: mass grave sites, tortures in Donbas region and in Crimea, and the downing of MH-17 flight. All this is the sure way for him to get to The Hague as a war criminal. He has to win because Ukraine starts flourishing as a nation and that shows him as a loser. He must win because the truth will destroy him and Russia.
Glen Grant, retired British colonel, expert of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future
Excerpt from a letter of Glen Grant to the President of Ukraine