Well Angie, Putin will do what he wants, and suffer nothing from it. That sounds like he’s in touch with reality to me. You gonna call your IMF buddies on him, Angie? Putin doesn’t care.
He is the reality. Complaining about it is meaningless. Shes relegating herself to a sideshow.
In fact, he should care. The Russian economy will suffer because of it. Russian GDP had dropped 30% already. The Ruble is going down. Today, the Russian martkets lost >10% of value. The Russian economy cannot withstand occupation, sanctions and feeding hungry Crimeans and East Ukrainians (Russian-speaking population). It is similar to Georgia/Abhasia/Ossetia situation, only multiplied by a 100. Not all Russians agree with Putin on that. There were anti-war rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg ruthlessly suppressed by the Police. Not all Russians want to fight Ukranians, who fought side by side with them against Hitler. Russia should not follow Zhirinovsky path to hell.