Posted by: Bruce | May 3, 2015

Ukraine and Russia’s President Putin – the power of one.

Giving the world the finger: Russia's President V.Putin

Giving the world the finger: Russia’s President V.Putin

Recent headlines have Russia, a member of United Nations Security Council supporting their call for a ceasefire in the Yemen conflicts’ air strikes. It seems Pres. Putin recognises the tragedy of civilian deaths and humanitarian issues. The call is fair enough, but from Russia’s President Putin?

Has Ukraine slipped his mind? Why not start there? Putin has the power to stop the conflict he started. Doesn’t he?

The pro-Russia rebels aren’t just a ragtag mob with a slingshot. More like Russian troops in civvies, financed and armed by Russia. You just can’t stuff a tank in your jacket after buying it in a darkened alley.

The power of one. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

## If the pro-Russian rebels are acting independently then President Putin has the power to tell them to down tools. After all, they are pro-Russian and Putin would be their hero, Russia the motherland. And…they would not want to incur the wrath of Moscow, of their hero.

## If the rebels don’t worship President Putin and keep fighting then that would make them NON pro-Russian rebels; a civil war in the making with a Ukraine against a Ukraine. Russia, as a member of the United Nations Security Council, appears powerless to do anything.

## Finally, for me, the most logical explanation. Russia is invading Ukraine (having invaded Crimea) and hoping to get away with it; telling the rest of the world to get stuffed, risking European and world conflict. Putin has the power to stop this.

Perhaps Russia and President Putin are totally misunderstood.

–His main political opponent is assassinated and Putin says he will do all he can to bring the guilty to justice.

–His popularity with the voting Russians is apparently high following the invasion of Crimea and the continuing conflict in Ukraine. The Russian population seem happy to stick it to the ‘west’. I guess that makes me part of the ‘west’ but I’ll say privyet anyway.

On the bright or scary side; if Russia can invade Ukraine then another country or two can invade Russia or any other country. I meant to say annex not invade. Good for one, good for all.

Word for today;     Ominous – Russia in Ukraine

More to come;    same blog time, same blog channel.



  1. I don’t really follow these things Bruce. It’s all too much for me. I have read that Russia has a Russian naval facility in the port of Tartus in Syria. Sounds sinister to me. Do you know why countries in the UN security council are allowed to be permanent?


    • No I don’t Mary. I don’t know much about the UN Security Council other than Russia has a chair to park in and makes worldly decisions with other leaders. Seems like the pot calling the kettle black, to me. As for Syria, well they are allies of Russia so I guess the naval facility would go along with that partnership. Thanks for reading Mary.

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