Russia-Ukraine war: Jeremy Corbyn was right all along about Putin and his oligarchs

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      JonLP
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      The truth is that no modern politician has been more consistent or more prescient when it comes to Putin than Corbyn. Far from being pro-Putin, Corbyn warned against him when others didn’t.

      Let’s go back more than 20 years to when the British political, intelligence and business establishment united to back Putin to replace Boris Yeltsin as Russia’s leader. Putin, who was a prime minister in 1999, won his first presidential elections in 2000.

      This was at the height of the second Chechen war(1999-2009), arguably the most savage conflict yet of the 21stcentury, marked by terrible Russian war crimes far worse than have – thus far – been committed in Ukraine. And then – as now – masterminded by Putin. Chechnya was where he established his reputation and first made his mark.

      Yet, Tony Blair backed Putin, praising his “focused view of what he wants to achieve in Russia”. He made this remark in March 2000, a few weeks after theBattle of Grozny, a brutal battle in which between 5,000 and 8,000 civilians died. A few weeks later, Blair invited Putin to visit Britain and meet the Queen.

      https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/russia-ukraine-war-jeremy-corbyn-right-putin-oligarchs

       

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