Condoleezza Rice: Putin ‘seems erratic,’ ‘descending into something’ never personally viewed prior to

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Former Secretary of Condition Condoleezza Rice reported Russian President Vladimir Putin appears “erratic” and is “descending” into something she’s under no circumstances individually found just before. 

“He was often calculating and chilly. But this is various. He appears to be erratic. There is an ever-deepening, delusional rendering of heritage, it was generally a kind of victimology about what experienced transpired to them, but now it goes back to blaming Lenin for the foundation of Kyiv … in Ukraine,” Rice explained on “WHD News Sunday.” 

Rice has achieved with Putin at the very least a fifty percent a dozen moments across her vocation and reported he is “descending into anything I have not individually found just before.”

Matt Schlapp doesn’t think Russian President Vladimir Putin would have invaded Ukraine if Trump was in office. 

Matt Schlapp doesn’t assume Russian President Vladimir Putin would have invaded Ukraine if Trump was in office. 
(Yuri Kochetkov/Pool)

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed Sunday that Ukraine has agreed to talks with Russian officials “with no preconditions.” 

“We agreed that the Ukrainian delegation would satisfy with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, in close proximity to the Pripyat River,” Zelenskyy announced on his formal Telegram channel. 

Rice said that this meeting may sign “Russians bit off much more than they can chew.”

“We will see what conditions the Russians offer, and I’m confident that it can be a good factor that they are heading to communicate. But if something, what this may well demonstrate is that Vladimir Putin anticipated an uncomplicated earn here. He thought he would waltz into the capital, into Kyiv. In his own delusional rendering of heritage, Ukrainians and Russians are the exact same, and he would overthrow this govt and might even be welcomed as a liberator. And of training course, the truth has been some thing quite unique,” Rice claimed. 

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state, and Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, right, listen during an event hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Stanford, California, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Pompeo is planning to attend a private dinner today with tech leaders including Oracle's Larry Ellison, according to people familiar with the matter. Photographer: John G. Mabanglo/EPA via Getty Images

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of point out, and Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, appropriate, listen throughout an function hosted by the Hoover Establishment at Stanford University in Stanford, California, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Pompeo is organizing to attend a personal dinner these days with tech leaders like Oracle’s Larry Ellison, according to people today acquainted with the subject. Photographer: John G. Mabanglo/EPA via Getty Photographs

Zelenskyy saying Sunday he will meet with Russian officials comes as Putin raised the warn standing for his nuclear forces to “exclusive regime of combat duty.” 

He is suitable now threatening a nuclear escalation,” said previous DIA intelligence officer Rebekah Koffler. “This a veiled threat – or probably these kinds of a veiled threat – he just fulfilled with his main of common staff and minister of protection. He is escalating the conflict into the nuclear domain in buy to de-escalate – that is topple Kyiv’s regime swiftly.”


Sunday marks the fourth working day of fighting among Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine forces continued defending the funds of Kyiv into Sunday, when Russian forces penetrated Ukraine’s next-biggest town, Kharkiv, and reportedly blew up a natural gasoline pipeline.

At least 64 civilians have been killed considering that Russia entered Ukraine final 7 days, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs described Saturday. The business office extra that the range is very likely “substantially bigger.”

Countless numbers have been left without the need of electrical power or water due to problems to infrastructure, though hundreds of houses have been weakened or ruined, in accordance to the U.N. workplace. 

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The United Nations’ refugee agency estimated Sunday that 368,000 Ukrainians have fled the place. The number is envisioned to carry on mounting.

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