Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian, lit a fire on the doorstep of Putin’s ruling party building in Ukraine, after Russia invaded Ukraine. His sentence is 20 years. He’s on a hunger strike asking for his fellow imprisoned Ukrainians to be released. Ukraine has even offered a swap with Russia. This was timed for the Moscow World Cup, and he’s 50 days into the hunger strike. Nobody is allowed to see him or the other Ukrainians imprisoned. The EU says and does nothing about Ukraine any more, other than to lay blame on the “backward” Ukrainians. Putin is very good at making his victims look like they did it to themselves. Oh, obviously, it was suicide! ?
Some “families” you can’t leave. Countries like Romania, Moldova and Ukraine managed to leave the Union but when Chechnya tried, Russia, the dominator of the Union, forced them to remain by military force. Now Putin has decided Ukraine needs to come back, and he’s invaded and conquered territory he wanted and thrown the rest of the country into disarray and suffering.
Whenever you break up a Union there’s going to be issues. How parties deal with these issues is very telling about their true character, especial when one is more powerful than the other.
This guy was involved in the Chechen struggles and also became an investigative journalist who was willing to dig into the more powerful side’s true actions, motives and character. Now he’s been murdered.
You look at these players like Putin, Trump and Junker, and it’s always about how they need more authority to get things done that need to be done for the people. It’s always about fooling people into believing what they want them to believe, so that they are not hindered and even helped to achieve their goals.
Putin’s won all he needs, except for freedom to do what he wants in the world with impunity. Trump is desperately flailing, hoping to land some deals mostly for himself while he can, and trying his best for the dumb luck of even more power, as he plays his Rosanne Barr character aimed squarely at those who would be easily manipulated enough by the New York billionaire. And Junker, pettily doing all he possibly can to spike the bloody head of the UK in the field to show the fate of any country who would even consider leaving the Union and diminish his chances for even more sovereign powers to be invested in him, in the EC, this also friend of Putin.
Transparency my ass. It’s just medicated smoke and mirrors. And Xi is right there smiling.