Every time someone in Trump’s circle, including Trump himself, lied about dealings with Russia that of course Russia already knew about, it gave Putin leverage over our President.
Wonder how he is using it.
Apparently not too well. Takes a pretty agile mind to navigate through all of the hostile shit that we inflict on Russia and China, to call such nonsense "Putin buying Trump".
Abrogating the INF treaty is freaking the Russians out. http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/col ... f_issue-0/
Poroshenko just called off elections in Ukraine, elections he was likely to lose, because of a "state of war". A state of war that he himself precipitated in the Sea of Azov. The little flap between the Ukrainian military and Russian FSB coast guard does not benefit Russia in the least. The front runner in Ukrainian polls to succeed Poroshenko was Julia Tymoshenko, who now has to wait like a good girl until Papa Petro lifts the State of Emergency.
Here is the wiki article on this incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerch_Strait_incident
There was an article in the US about Kiev needing to blow up the bridge. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... mea-bridge
A little caution about that bridge is called for.... we will need to wait for inquiries on both sides.
The Pentagon gave the Ukrainian military $200,000,000 in weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles. The US Navy is still hard at work at that naval post at Ogachiv in Southern Ukraine.
The US has slipped two years on schedule to build an SM-3 ABM installation in Poland. The Russians are already complaining about the Romanian based US SM-3 interceptor that paints the skies over Russia with radar. This ABM system was meant to "protect" Europe from Iran. The EU was happy to keep up the Iran nuke treaty, but Trump trashed it. How does that benefit Putin?
In response to all of this Russia is assessing facilities in Cuba. I wonder how long it'll be before someone blames Trump for "allowing Russia into our backyard".
https://www.newsweek.com/cold-war-russi ... us-1195433