Does a consensus exist about the causes and trigger of the armed conflict in Ukraine, that started on the 24th of February 2022?
With “trigger” is meant the most recent cause. The one that was like “the straw that broke the camels back”, as the old saying goes.
Besides the most immediate cause: the trigger; causes could also be long and short term causes.
Wikipedia articles are on the whole very informative, but they tend to be too long to easily derive more specialist information from.
Is it possible to settle on a consensus that is a brief, easy to read, account of the long and short term causes, and trigger of what pushed Putin over the edge, making him start the invasion of Ukraine?