Skip to comments.Putin accused of betraying and abandoning Ukraine separatists
Posted on 07/02/2014 6:26:35 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
One of Russias best-known ultra-nationalists has claimed that separatists fighting in Ukraine feel betrayed and abandoned by President Putin.
Aleksandr Dugin said that he talks to some of the most prominent rebel leaders in east Ukraine five to six times a day by phone and that they share his disillusionment with the Kremlin. ....
Mr Dugins fiery calls for a revival of Russian imperialism have made him a familiar figure on state TV. ....
When Russia invaded and annexed Crimea in March he felt vindicated. When his friends led the charge into eastern Ukraine and began to set up a rebel state of Novorossiya (New Russia) there, he sincerely believed that Mr Putin would send troops in to support them and begin the process of restoring Russia to the imperial role lost with the fall of the Soviet Union.
Then momentum stalled and last week the president asked parliament to cancel his right to send troops to Ukraine, and Mr Dugin lost his job at Moscow State University.
He told The Times that that decision could not have been taken without the Kremlins approval and that it signposts an official loss of nerve on Ukraine.
I am a kind of vanguard, forgotten and betrayed by the main forces, and thats why Ive been fired, he said.
He feels completely abandoned by Mr Putin, who he thinks is trying to cut his losses and make peace. He accused him of hesitating, going to deal with Poroshenko and encouraging Nazi troops to destroy Novorossiya.
He expects the rebel fighters will be crushed, Ukraine will be egged on by the West to attack Crimea and Mr Putin will be forced to go to war anyway but from a weaker position.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.theaustralian.com.au ...
Pupin pulled his head out long enough to realize he wasn’t going to be idolized across the West, for acting like Hitler.
As for his nationalists, Hitler had them too. Sadly, he listened to them.
Only time will tell whether Pupin does.
Putey ain’t got the money to play war.
Yes, quite a difference.
“feel betrayed and abandoned by President Putin”?
And how do ya think Israel, Afganistan, Iraq, England and the rest of our allies feel about this jive dumbass punk obammy abandoning them all?????
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