If Vladimir Putin is allowed to keep the land he has captured from Ukraine, it would violate one of the most meaningful safeguards of peace in the modern world – the ban on territorial acquisition by force. force. The West must resolutely oppose the imperialist goals of the Russian President, or the world may witness the rise of fierce conquests that marked the history of the world before the Second World War. .
Before 1945, the international rule of territory acquisition could be summarized as victis, “Woe to the defeated.” Kings, kings and rulers led bloody campaigns to take each other’s lands and expand their empires abroad. Russia, Prussia and Austria once swallowed Poland completely. The Ottomans occupied Eastern Europe and Egypt. As political scientist John Vasquez puts it, “Of all the possible problems that states might struggle with, the evidence indicates that the problems involve territory. . . are the main people vulnerable to collective violence. ”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-land-grab-russia-ukraine-war-territorial-acquisitions-crimea-donbas-invasion-xi-orban-international-norms-war-crime-united-nations-sanctions-11651527485 Putin’s Land Grab Won’t Be the Last