Vladimir Putin acts according to ‘personal dark logic’ warns former Ukrainian PM | World | News

Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko described the Russian President as “absolutely rational, cold, cruel, [and] black evil”. She additionally claimed that the President is hell-bent on turning into a formidable determine in historical past in contrast to the likes of Stalin and Peter the Great.

During her career as chief of the 2004 Orange revolution and two-time Prime Minister, Ms Tymoshenko met with Putin in a number of one-on-one conferences.

The profitable former Prime Minister who additionally stood for President in 2010, 2014 and 2019, ending second two instances after which third, held negotiations with the Russian President in 2009 after he reduce the gasoline provide to Ukraine.

Despite rising studies and speculations concerning the deteriorating well being of President Putin, Ms Tymoshenko scoffed at the concept he’s “crazy”.

According to the Ukrainian, “he acts according to his own dark logic” and is “driven by this idea of historic mission and wants to create an empire”.

She informed the Guardian: “That’s his hyper-goal. It comes from a deep inner desire and belief.”

Following her interactions with Putin, she stated he was “always cautious” about his alternative of phrases and has all the time been paranoid about being recorded following his time at “a KGB school”.

Ms Tymoshenko added that prior to his invasion of Ukraine in February, he had been very clear about his perception that there was “no such nation as Ukraine, and no such people as Ukrainians”.

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After the assault by Russia within the early hours, Ms Tymoshenko went to the presidential administration along with different senior opposition figures and met Zelensky. 

She stated: “We hugged each other and shook hands. Everyone was shocked, pale and afraid. None of us planned to leave Kyiv.

“Everyone knew we should stand until the last. We agreed to support our president and our army and to work for victory.”

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