Putin
  • Modern Ukraine was created by Communist Russia
  • Administrative areas were given huge territory on Communist era
  • Soviet Ukraine was created by Lenin
  • Now they take down his statue and want de-communization. We'll show them what de-communization is
  • Kiev used the dialogue with Russia as a bargaining chip with the west
  • Ukraine was not able to achieve stable statehood and has therefore had to rely on foreign countries like the United States
  • Ukraine is being controlled from the outside
  • Ukraine is preparing to launch blitzkrieg against Donbas

WTI  crude oil  is up $2.69 to $93.76.