Don’t trust the Truthseeker? Try Putin himself.
Having decided counter-sanctions are useless for now, reflecting on the uselessness of Western sanctions against his nation, Vladimir Putin warned, however, that if they continue he would “have to think about who is working in the key sectors of the Russian economy” – in other words, protectionism is coming. However, it is his ominous words regarding Washington’s involvement in the crisis that appear to have fallen on deaf ears among the mainstream media… though will be no surprise to ZH readers “what is happening now shows us who really was mastering the process from the beginning. But in the beginning, the United States preferred to remain in the shadow.“
The US has been behind the Ukrainian crisis from the beginning, but was initially flying low, Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists, adding that he called on Kiev to establish an all-Ukrainian dialogue and find a compromise.“I think what is happening now shows us who really was mastering the process from the beginning. But in the beginning, the United States preferred to remain in the shadow,” Putin said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.Putin stated that since the US has taken a lead role in resolving the political crisis in Ukraine, it is “telling that they originally were behind this process, but now they just have emerged as leaders” of it.The “Maidan cookies” policy paves the way to a broader crisis, Putin warned, referring to US officials showing up in central Kiev and encouraging protesters during demonstrations.“It is necessary to understand that the situation is serious and try to find serious approaches to the solution,” he said.Putin said that he has called on Kiev to start an all-Ukrainian dialogue, adding that other countries should not be blamed for the crisis.“[They should] treat equally the rights of those living in other areas of Ukraine, first of all, I mean, the east and southeast, establish a dialogue, find a compromise,” he told journalists while speaking about the measures necessary to put an end to the crisis. “Here’s what you need to do; searching for the guilty outside Ukraine is wrong.”
More “costs” as the West tries to wriggle its way from the under the pile it has created and scapegoat an unwilling to play Russia…?