Jeremy Fleming

Inside the Kremlin’s great lie machine

Putin’s advisers are afraid to tell him the truth

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Believe it or not, it’s only 36 days since Vladimir Putin launched an unprovoked and premeditated attack on Ukraine. It’s been shocking in every sense of the word. But it wasn’t surprising. We’ve seen this strategy before. We saw the intelligence picture building. And we’re now seeing Putin trying to follow through on his plan.

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