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Release of Savchenko Shows Putin Lacked Determination

Concession to the West and Ukraine made a bad impression at home

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The author is a famous Russian writer and extreme left wing political activist.

Savchenko arrived at the Borispol Airport with its Ukrainian coat of arms. Since it was the President of Russia who personally granted her pardon, Russians who applauded the annexation of the Crimea by Russia will blame him. Vladimir Putin failed to hold up under pressure.

Here’s how it happened: Russia, in the person of Vladimir Vladimirovich, yielded under pressure from the US, France, Germany, and, most disgustingly, that of half-ruined, literally dying Ukraine.

By doing this, Russia showed a lack of determination. Now they will push us further.  Our Normandy partners have already made Putin agree to allow the OSCE to police the Donbass. And there will be huge pressure concerning the Crimea.

Savchenko in the Ukraine is an unpleasant demonstration of Russian weakness, and it will offend us until she is in our prison again, which I’m sure will will happen.

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