Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly scolded spy Sergei Naryshkin by asking him to “speak clearly” and clarify himself on television during the discussion on Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin bullied one of his top spies, who looked worried when the Russian leader asked him to “simply put it” during a televised discussion of the regions. Ukraine’s secession.
One of the worst security crises in Europe in decades was underway as Putin ordered troops to Donetsk and Luhansk to “keep the peace” on Monday night.
Footage shows long military convoys moving into eastern Ukraine, while satellite imagery over the past 24 hours shows several new deployments of troops and equipment in western Russia along with more than 100 vehicles there. a small airport in southern Belarus, bordering Ukraine, according to the American airline Maxar. .
Russia held a security council meeting on Ukraine on Tuesday, led by Putin, who brought in Sergei Naryshkin, the country’s head of foreign intelligence, to provide his comments. me.
During one of his public appearances, Putin repeatedly told him to “speak simply” and looked annoyed, while Naryshkin stuttered and appeared uncomfortable.
At one point, Naryshkin said: “We need to pass a decision on what is being discussed today.”
Putin jumped in: “What does it mean? In the worst case? Are you suggesting we start negotiations? ”
Then he smirked: “Or to recognize sovereignty?”
When Naryshkin said “no”, Putin repeated: “Say, say, say simply.”
Putin then questioned him again when he said he “would support the proposal to recognize the states.”
The Russian president said: “Will you support or do support? Be clear, Sergei. “
YURI KOCHETKOV / EPA-EFE / REX / Shutterstock)
Naryshkin made it clear: “I support this decision. I support the proposal to merge the people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk into the Russian Federation”.
Mr. Putin said that Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine to keep the peace and he stated that he wanted to treat the breakaway regions as independent.
So he scolded Naryshkin, saying: “We’re not talking about it, we’re not discussing it. We’re talking about whether to recognize their independence.”
To this, the chief agent replied: “Yes, I support their proposal to recognize their independence.”
On Monday, Putin announced that he was signing a decree to deploy Russian troops to the two breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.
East2west news/social media)
Both escaped Ukrainian government control in 2014 and declared themselves independent “people’s republics”.
In a lengthy televised speech on Monday filled with grievances against the West, an apparently angry Putin said that eastern Ukraine is the old land of Russia.
Putin is demanding that Ukraine give up its long-term goal of joining the Atlantic military alliance, which has been repeatedly rejected by Kyiv and NATO countries.
“I think it is necessary to take a decision that should have been taken a long time ago – to immediately recognize the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic,” Putin said.
Russia denies any plans to attack its neighbour, but threatens unspecified “military-technical” action unless it receives extensive security guarantees, including a promise that Ukraine will not never joined NATO.
Recognition of areas held by the separatists would narrow diplomatic options for avoiding war, as it would be a clear rejection of a seven-year truce brokered by France and Germany.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/vladimir-putin-bullies-russias-spy-26304679 Vladimir Putin bullies Russia's spy chief telling him to 'simply put it' - World News