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Putin vs the West: Missed opportunities to prevent war
- Published on Jan 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
- "When it looked like Ukraine was going to join the EU, that was a step too far to the West for him and therefore Putin had to stop it."
The West missed all the red flags that showed Putin would invade Ukraine, documentary maker Norma Percy tells #TimesRadio.
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Comments • 154
At every turn, European leaders and US presidents have tried to do as little as possible to dissuade Russia. Very little has changed.
It's because they have been controlled by businesses. Instead of acting out of national interests, politicians have listened to business and have neglected to act when Putin has misbehaved,
Sadly, this is true.
Fantastic interview, thank you both! Have a wonderful day.
Does this lady think Medvedev was actually in charge when he was president?
She is crazy
Wow. Never thought i would ever see anything as objective as this on this channel in a hundred years. Nice one.
I saw Part One last night. It was superb.
What a wonderful, charming interview! Congratulations to both.
Fascinating as well as charming.
Even among Putin detractors one here and there still find a nugget of truth
08:20 I don't think he was shy; paranoid as he is, he was probably sh* scared for his security, going among the people his security hadn't vetted.
Videos of Putin? It has been claimed that he has three body doubles so that's four Putins in total.
Captain hindsight is always a little bit ahead of time
The host should have listened to Garry Kasparov's (chess grandmaster) interview where he insists that Putin is not a chess player but rather a pocker player.
He didn’t change. The world changed
facts is what you deal in but saying Ukraine should have been classed as Russia is such an insult Ukraine has been called different names as has Russia but freedom for Ukrainians has always been desired & hoped for
Err, she's this super duper filmmaker/journalist? And she thought Putin is "this secret judo fan"? Seriously? He's been well known for having a love of Judo and being a black belt himself for forever. The guy's been doing Judo ever since his youth and been putting out photos of him doing Judo frequently. Hrmpf, now I'm not sure if I should even go to the trouble to try and see this BBC series (it's probably behind some region lock so that people outside the UK can't access it like so much of the BBC's stuff).
Has anyone sen the clip on YT where Putin meets a little blind girl? Its actually very touching. The duality of this monster is epic.
Yes the whole point of publicity like that is to make you seem like a better innocent person. That gets you more support no matter what you do
@boink800 Did you see iit? Sure carefully managed perhaps, but not faked in my opinion. It seemed like a genuine heart warming moment. Nevertheless, putin must pay for his actions.
UN resolution 2202 as ratified by the UN Security Council.
Putin's European Tour 2022
Ukraine Feb 24th
Moldova March 24th (postponed)*
Estonia June 23rd (postponed)*
Lithuania June 24th (postponed)*
Latvia June 25th (postponed)*
*All tickets for postponed events are still valid.
Note: These events have not been cancelled.
@Evola’s Sunglasses It's funny to me how you guys all the same opinions, and repeat the exact same talking points. How unoriginal.
@Evola’s Sunglasses As if Putin ever respected any deal. Give me a break Stop being naive. Power is the only language dictators care about.
@Evola’s Sunglasses "negotiating" when you're in a fight for survival as Ukraine is right now, is not an option.
Everybody is a general after the war
But many warned us before the war, and we didn't listen. Those people should be remembered now.
Does nobody else find it inappropriate to giggle about personal moments between a ruthless and brutal dictator and other political leaders in times like these? What might have been amusing a year ago appears less so now.
@Mitchell Ryan not just in Russia... *cough* Salisbury *cough* Berlin Tiergarten *cough* Georgia *cough* etc...
Not even amusing a year ago, if you know more about what Putin had been doing in Russia up until now.
I dont blame Putin for getting super mad but there was not much he could do about it.
Thanks Much !
The West has been incredibly naive to believe that Russia could progressively move towards a Western model, where, despite all its flaws or limitations, entrepreneurship, rule of law, or freedom of speech are still core values. Instead, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, secrecy, rampant corruption, mafias, and nepotism have taken over. You cannot expect anything from their brainwashed society and less so from a tyrant suffering from small-man syndrome. All what is left is what Reagan did during the cold war: Bring this pariah state to its knees and keep it there for good.
@Ridethebomb777 Why should Ukraine pay for Russia's inability to have normal relations with its western neighbors?
Putin is ex-KGB. It would be like having an ex-Gestapo officer a German chancellor and being surprised by the results.
Or tolerate NATO expansion right up to their borders ..... right ?
Likewise, how we could have stopped Adolf
Putin the great leader of our time !
It seems a bit strange to stop the series on the eve of Russian attack, but I guess this is a story of diplomacy that failed!?
the docu is very good
After Libya he changed
seems like something only seen with brits, albeit rarely, forcing words through a clinched grin, like trying to hold the dentures in place perhaps .
It’s no wonder the West is in trouble with Putin, because of ladies like this one.
He can't handle Ukraine so 30 countries ! no way 😂
America and friends couldn't handle untrained men with AK-47 and RPGs for 20 years hahahaha
Russia is fighting already entire west+ sanction Ukraine got military aid over 140 billion this means the 5th army on the world.The problem is Russia's plan was change regime and take Donbass rigion because they had only 200,000 army to take Ukraine they need 2 million army and destroy, communication, transport, energy water in 4 hours but we didn't see this.they don't want destroy Ukraine but after all they learned their mistake
Can't handle Ukraine? 40 mills country with 100+ billions of supply? Everything would be done long ago without that support.
@jim this is not about learning, we're not in 1939. back then Russia was the 2nd most populous country in the world.
We mustn't underestimate unhinged people.
Take a look at Belarus. That's Putin's view of Ukraine's future and always has been
Criminals stopping another criminal? Doubtful!
These are useless discussions. How do we stop him now? Not how could we have.....
It’s quite evident from this that we couldn’t. He was determined Ukraine had to stay in the russian envelope.
@Al V. There have been numerous wars since WW2, with several in Europe.
Minsk aggrement was a decoy.
Russia could have easily taken Ukraine over in 2014, and it would've been a much less bloody affair, but they weren't ready economically.
@Evola’s Sunglasses that interview is removed from you tube.
They could have listened and acknowledged Russian legitimate concerns, instead of calling them non starters, it was Ukraine ignorance that has destroyed there country and people.
Invite guests who offer a different viewpoint
I assume you are kidding? Missed an opportinity. They did and are doing exactly what they want
Is there still time to send Putler some polonium tea? Asking for the planet.
Stop referring to past, because chance is here again in Ukraine to fight, please nato or west go to Ukraine and fight Russia.
5 chess moves ahead lol ♟. Any idiot new this was coming. Any realist, anyway. Politicians knew, but they just didn’t have the political momentum to do anything, pre-emotive.
Did I not say many years ago Thu, Sep 21, 2023 UN Peace Day. Let's get it on, 2025.
I work the Iraq desk appointed by 43 in 2005.
I can understand 2 war two fronts
Who? The west to prevent war?
Why does she remind me of Leni Riefenstahl?
Just not a factual academic assessment at all , poor as all the speakers are just toeing the Narrative scripted to them
Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve. Cry over spilled milk much?
The Present is where we should be focused.
Awww was he shy? That's so cute!
Way to re-humanize a war criminal and mass murderer.
Doesn’t like to give opinions yet a great defender of Obama lol
This is a war of the Russian Federation, not Putin.
100,000s of Russians from all over the Federation are fighting on the front.
Millions work everyday, suppling those troops at the front.
And how pointless is it to muse on what we should have done, when we are not doing what we should be doing right now.
@Evola’s Sunglasses But Russia didn't have to eh?
@Evola’s Sunglasses Look up the word: duress
What changed with Putin?
You kept poking the bear !
That's what Adolf said to Poland
Ah! Little teddy bear.