A delusional Vladimir Putin has claimed he was ‘hoodwinked’ into the invasion of Ukraine by the West. In a broadcast on Russian state TV, Putin claimed that a secret plan by his enemies to destroy Russia’s economy and ‘technological sovreignty’ meant he had no choice but to invade.
In the broadcast, the shameless leader even admitted that Russia’s forecasts of what would happen ‘came true’, once again giving Putin his own justification for the invasion.
Brazenly laughing, he said: “Our forecasts have been confirmed… Everything happened as they said it would.”
He continued: “They also provoked us into this conflict in Ukraine, and used it – I think it was done deliberately – to create additional conditions to constrain our economic growrth, and hinder Russia’s development.”
Throughout the conflict in Ukraine, which he refers to as the Special Military Operation, Putin has consistently blamed everyone but himself for the war.
The latest news from inside Russia comes as a military analyst has suggested that Russia is ‘no longer a threat’ and Ukraine is not aligned with the West anymore.
Since the invasion in February 2022, Kyiv has received unprecedented military support to help fight back against the Russian forces. Earlier this summer, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden stressed ‘unwavering support’ for Ukraine.
However, questions are now being asked about whether or not this stance is in the best interests of Britain, the United States and other Nato members. Especially given the huge financial cost of the support.
Sean Bell, a former RAF Air Vice-Marshal and Ministry of Defence (MoD) staffer, suggests that the war has weakened Russia to such an extent that it “no longer poses a credible threat to Europe”. He added: “The harsh reality is that Ukraine’s objectives are no longer aligned with their backers.”
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