Before the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a nationwide speech by which he laid out his justification for the assault. He was saving the Ukrainians from neo-Nazi thugs operating the nation. Curiously, this narrative carefully parallels arguments Democrats used towards President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Vladimir Putin (Photo by Kay Nietfeld/image alliance through Getty Images)
Putin knew many Russians have Ukrainian family or associates, and a uncooked imperialistic annexation of Ukraine wouldn’t be fashionable amongst his folks. Therefore, he needed to body the invasion as a particular operation to rescue the Ukrainian folks from grave hazard. He stated neo-Nazi thugs had taken over the nation and accused the authorities of Western collusion, labeling it a puppet regime making ready for NATO to put in short-range nuclear missiles at the Russian borde…