Putin Has Turned Himself Into the ‘World’s Most Toxic Man’

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators carry signs and Ukrainian flags near Russia’s U.N. Mission in New York, Feb. 24, 2022 (AP photo by Seth Wenig).
Pro-Ukraine demonstrators carry signs and Ukrainian flags near Russia’s U.N. Mission in New York, Feb. 24, 2022 (AP photo by Seth Wenig).
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The early results are in and could hardly be clearer: The much-dreaded Russian version of a shock-and-awe campaign to subdue Ukraine has failed. No one knows exactly what will happen next, but the Ukrainian people have just offered a robust rebuttal to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that they are not members of a real nation. As the entire world has now seen from the first days of the conflict, their patriotism and valor in standing up to a far larger and better-armed Russian adversary caused the invaders to bog down and lose momentum. Most observers, not least Putin himself, […]

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