Putin

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Russia "must leave the occupied territories - only then will it have a 'temporary truce,'" Ukraine's presidential advisor said in response to Putin's declaration. ...
Dictators love their paramilitaries. They act as independent centers of power, curbing the risk of military coups by keeping army leadership on their toes. ...
Dmitry Rogozin suggested his injury—inflicted while he was celebrating his birthday on occupied Ukrainian land—is a war crime. ...
The battle to replace Putin is raging to the extent that 'even we can notice it', said Igor Strelkov, a former FSB colonel key to Putin's annexation of Crimea and subjugation of the Donetsk region of Ukraine in 2014. ...

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