KyivPost: Bernard-Henri Levy: Putin, Ukraine and historical revisionism

Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging his war of aggression against Ukraine with BUK surface-to-air missiles, tanks, and mercenaries, some of whom enter Ukraine from Russia in covered trucks from which the license plates have been removed.

But he is also waging it with words, slogans, and distorted fragments of memory, the whole representing an operation by turns heavy-handed and subtle on the recent and ancient history of his own country and on that of Ukraine.