Putin is on the ropes and US, NATO must call his bluff with these 3 lines of support

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Russian President Vladimir Putin knows that the abject failure of his “special military operation” in Ukraine now represents the greatest threat he has ever faced to his own regime security. 

The Department of Defense estimates that over 80,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded in a war, which Putin said would last days but is now in its seventh month.  Ukraine’s blistering counteroffensive in Kharkiv, which featured crossing the strategic Oskil river, has cornered Putin. 

Putin has been forced to rely on North Korea for artillery and Iran for drones.  The Kremlin has reportedly sent prisoners from Russian jails as well as mercenaries from Chechnya and the Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine.   

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) vows to strengthen Russia’s military cooperation with its allies at the Army 2022 International Military and Technical Forum in the Patriot Park outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 15, 2022. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin has long since suppressed liberal, democratic forces in Russia. But he’s on the hook to explain to ultra nationalist Russian hawks why the Kremlin failed to topple a government Putin nonsensically claimed was a Nazi existential threat

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