by Phil Butler, New Eastern Outlook:
In his most recent marathon Q & A session with Russian citizens, Russian President Vladimir Putin hit hard and long on the logicality of Russia’s geopolitical position today. The eternal pragmatist, Putin showed renewed confidence and vigor in painting for the audience the reality of the current American strategy. Putin’s professions and a growing anti-America trend may show us a reversal of the tides soon. Here are some key points and indicators from the Russian front.
With Donald Trump on the veritable “tariffs” warpath with world nations, Vladimir Putin did not miss the chance to take a stab at the way America now seems to run roughshod over the rest of the world. Referring to Trump’s new tariffs levied onto neighbors as “sanctions” by another name, Putin said:
“The introduction of US tariffs on steel, on aluminum, not only for Europe but also for Canada and Mexico, are sanctions disguised in other terms.”