Kellogg Faculty Fellow Susanne WengleAfter the recent comments from Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, that Russia has never formally attacked any country, Kellogg Faculty Fellow Susanne Wengle explains to Politifact how Russia uses justification to frame their wars as necessary interventions. 

“Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union both have expansionary histories, but in Russian history-writing, these expansions are ‘liberations,’ not hostile annexations or attacks,” she commented.

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