Ukrainian hacker group claims to have obtained emails from Vladislav Surkov, a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, which detail a purported Kremlin plan to destabilize Ukraine in the coming months.
The comparison is spot on, with one qualification.
Contrary to the image of grandmaster he prefers, the Russian president more closely resembles a loudmouthed barroom player who slams pieces against the board.
The lavish lifestyle of Putin ally, Russian puppet and deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was opulent even by kleptocrat standards.
There was the private zoo complete with an African eland that gave milk Yanukovych allegedly believed could enhance his libido.
What’s happening today is alarmingly reminiscent of that era. We can’t afford to ignore the parallels.
This weekend we commemorate the end of World War II, the deadliest conflict in the history of humankind.
Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in show is not where I usually look for important statements of Russian policyWednesday, 22 April 2015 07:25
Most of the four-hour event is devoted to semi-comical political pandering (Putin presenting himself as the friend of struggling dairy farmers, for example).
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Israel against supplying weapons to the Ukrainian government, which is battling a Russian-backed insurgency in its eastern province.
According to Vladimir Putin, Crimea and Ukraine are where the spiritual sources of Russia’s nationhood lie.
Putin is Reportedly Threatening Nuclear War in Order to Force NATO Forces Out of Nations Иordering his СountyFriday, 03 April 2015 08:33
The World War 3 claims were said to have been uttered during a private meeting between intelligence staffers from Washington D.C. and Moscow.