The article referenced below was translated to English over 2 years ago, but I still think it's one of the best articles to explain the immediate lead up to Russia's decision to intervene in the civil war in Ukraine that started 8 years before, back in 2014. I usually keep the title of an article intact in a thread, but there's been some pushback as to whether he was really a "Former NATO Military Analyst", so I decided it'd be better to simply title him a former Swiss Intelligence Officer. Alri