Vladimir Putin is the current President of Russia. He has been the prime minister of Russia and a politician for over a decade. He has held a number of positions throughout his career, including the position of intelligence chief. However, his political career is not all roses. There are some troubling aspects of his life, which make him a topic for Putin news.
One of the main concerns about Putin is the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. The rout of the Russian army by the Ukrainian military has left the Kremlin in a politically difficult position. It has also caused many loyalist bloggers, think tanks, and politicians to question Putin’s military performance. These critics are targeting Putin and his senior command. In order to avoid political backlash, Putin should exercise caution when it comes to addressing these concerns. If he does not respond quickly, the pressure could grow and escalate.
Western and US intelligence sources have argued that Putin is heavily involved in the day-to-day management of the conflict. He makes tactical military decisions on things such as attack lines. In contrast, Western armies reserve decision-making to lower-ranking officers. A Russian official says Putin makes decisions on day-to-day operational goals. This is a disturbing revelation in the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine. If Putin is indeed involved in the management of the conflict, it will be difficult to keep the peace.
A second controversial piece of Russian news is that US Vice President Joe Biden has flown to Boston to announce a push to develop biotechnology, biomanufacturing capabilities, and cancer research. In addition, US heavy weapons are having a major impact on the war in Ukraine, affecting Russian resupply and morale. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s ‘IT Army’ is waging a cyber war against Russia.
As a result of the war in Ukraine, the Russian government has been forced to spend even more money to prop up its economy. Official sources put the country’s budget deficit in July at $15 billion. Moreover, the sanctions on Russia have led to the seizure of millions of dollars worth of assets and luxury properties.
The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, is facing pressure from Western leaders to end the war in Ukraine. On Sunday, he rejected the demands for the suspension of war and said that Russia’s economy was coping well with sanctions. In addition, he mocked the threat of Western sanctions and said that his country’s economy has endured the worst.
In other Russian news, defense minister Sergey Shoigu announced that 12 military units will be formed in the Western District of the country. The Western Military District is expected to play a major role against the NATO buildup near the Russian border.