Putin, Mariupol blitz and threat to the West: “Now we have hypersonic weapons”

Putin, Mariupol blitz and threat to the West: “Now we have hypersonic weapons”

The surprise visit to Mariupol sent reassuring signals to domestic public opinion, but also threatening messages to the West. Vladimir Putin plays on two fronts. “Russia did not have hypersonic weapons in 2014 and now it does and the fact that it does not use them does not mean that they do not exist,” said the Russian president in an interview with the Rossiya-1 TV channel, reported by TASS. Responding to a question about the need to deploy ground forces, Putin emphasized about hypersonic weapons: “Of course, we don’t use them, but they exist.”

Putin today made his “working visit” as defined by the Kremlin in Mariupol, the city symbol of the Ukrainian resistance, which fell to Russian hands after a bloody siege. He visited the restored philharmonic hall, where the ‘spectacular trials’ of Ukrainian soldiers captured in the Siege of Azovstal and later exchanged for Russian servicemen were held. He went to the brand-new houses built by the Russians after they razed and took control of the port city overlooking the Sea of ​​Azov. And he went to meet the citizens, who took to the streets at night, to assure them that “everything will be fine” and that “we have to start getting to know each other better”, because what happened was because of the “Nazis, they are Nazis. Good people, he doesn’t do those things.”

Media blitz that enraged Kiev: “The criminal always returns to the scene of the crime. While the civilized world announces the arrest of the ‘war director’ (ie Putin) if he crosses its borders, the murderer of thousands of families from Mariupol came to admire the ruins and tombs of the city. Cynicism and lack of remorse,” Mikhaylo Podolyak, adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, commented on Twitter.

Source: IL Tempo