I think he tried, the problem is that they didn't listen and still don't listen. The only difference is that the possibilities are different at different times. They tried to talk many times, but to no avail until they started doing the right things. Offhand: Transnistria, Slatina, South Ossetia, Syria, Belarus.Today is the 8-year anniversary of the agreement between president Yanukovych and the leaders of the EuroMaidan opposition - brokered by Poland, Germany and the EU - in which Yanukovych agreed to call an early election that year. The following day, February 22nd 2014, snipers (later found to have been hired from Georgi, almost certainly by the CIA) opened fire on protesters in Kiev and Yanukovych fled from Kiev.
Do you think Putin was trying to make a point?!
Я думаю, что он пытался, проблема в том, что не слушали и до сих пор не слушают. Разница только в том, что возможности СДЕЛАТЬ разные. Говорить пытались много раз, но без толку до тех пор пока не начинали дело делать. Навскидку: Приднестровье, Слатина, Южная Осетия, Сирия, Белоруссия.