Newsletter by Romeo Kokriatski, Managing Editor, New Voice of Ukraine Monday, October 5th, 2022.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered one of his most unhinged performances on September 30 in a speech announcing the annexation of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions. Addressing hundreds of Russian officials during a ceremony in the Kremlin, Putin had relatively little to say about the war in Ukraine. Instead, his address was dominated by some of the fiercest anti-Western rhetoric of his 22-year reign.
One possible escalation scenario in the coming weeks or months is a repeat, on a larger scale, of the secret 1999 apartment bombings that brought Putin his first presidency in 2000-2004. In September 1999, the FSB blew up four apartment buildings in Moscow, Volgodonsk, and Buynaksk, killing some 300 Russian citizens.
Newsletter by Romeo Kokriatski, Managing Editor, New Voice of Ukraine, Friday, October 4th, 2022