War-aims should include ‘de-imperialization’ of russia – Hodges

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It seems to me that we are seeing the beginning of the end of the russian Federation as it looks today, US General Ben Hodges said in a post on Twitter.

“I think that US war-aims for this conflict should include ‘de-imperialization’ of russia […] We need to be prepared for this…we were not prepared for the end of the USSR,” Hodges tweeted.

The tweet was a response to a statement by Kurt Volker, former ambassador to NATO and ex-top negotiator for Ukraine, that russia’s “imperialist wars” against its neighbors had not started in Ukraine.

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