Vladimir Putin Says He Will “Thrash Them” in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin Says He Will

(TheRedWire.com) – On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. He argued Russia would not accept NATO forces in Ukraine, and Russia would de-Nazify and demilitarize the former Soviet bloc country. Over the last month, television screens across the world saw cities and towns that looked reminiscent of bombed-out communities in World War II.

In early March, Russian billionaire oligarch Roman Abramovich agreed to meet with Ukraine to discuss peace negotiations with the Ukrainians. The Kremlin made it clear Abramovich isn’t an official Russian government representative, but he is personally close to Putin and is acting as an envoy between the two sides. On Monday, March 28, the Times of London reported the oligarch presented Putin with a handwritten note seeking peace from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Reportedly, Putin rejected Zelenskyy’s note and told Abramovich to inform the Ukrainian president he would thrash Ukraine. The message supposedly detailed the conditions under which Zelenskyy would consider a cease-fire agreement.

Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Kingdom doesn’t appear impressed with Abramovich. Vadym Prystaiko and expressed concern the oligarch may be buying his way out of trouble at home. He also questioned how helpful Prystaiko was with ending the Russian aggression. In early March, Abramovich and two leading Ukrainian officials suffered a suspected poisoning in Istanbul, Turkey.

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