Putin 'Is In A Trap': Exiled Russian Journalist Breaks Her Silence
Let's be serious, Putin's attack on Ukraine is an embarrassment of catastrophic proportions for multiple reasons. It's been pretty clear that he doesn't have a real strategy but an exiled Russian Journalist, Regina Revazova, offered inside as to why he was badly prepared.
"Vladimir Putin is, right now, in a trap," Revazova told co-hosts, Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro. "He is in a trap that he's been carefully building to stay in power since the early 2000s when he first went after media, when he… went after business people, business world of Russia; and then the last part was his opposition within the country."
"I don't think that, now, there is any real strategy there; [they are] just destroying as much as they can," she continued.
When asked if she thinks anyone surrounding Putin would be willing to push back on his egregious attacks, Revazova responded by saying, "I don't think so."
"These are the people Putin was raising for 22 years surrounding himself," Revazaova explained. "Yes men who cannot even… say anything that would threaten the immediate existence."
Russian troops have begun retreating from positions around the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv as a part of a “major strategy shift,” a senior U.S. commander for operations in the region said Tuesday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war plan continues to suffer from surprising resistance and poor execution.
Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. European Command, was asked Tuesday morning during a congressional hearing about developing media reports that Moscow had begun withdrawing some of its troops stationed around the capital city and other points in northern Ukraine to focus instead on targets elsewhere.
“I can verify that the comments you made with respect to the shifting dynamics on the ground domain in the vicinity of Kyiv are exactly what we see from a EUCOM perspective,” Wolters told the Senate Armed Services Committee following questioning from Sen. Roger Wicker, Mississippi Republican.