Tag: 2008 war in Georgia

If Moscow TV Said Putin was a Criminal, Russians Would Soon Agree, Panfilov Says

February 28, 2015

Staunton, February 28 – Government-controlled television is such a dominant player in Russian life that if the TV didn’t show Putin for two weeks and in the third said he is a criminal who had unleashed war, the Russian people would say “yes, we are against Putin,” according to Oleg Panfilov, a specialist in information […]

What Stopped Putin in Georgia in 2008 Won’t Stop Him in Ukraine, Georgian Diplomat Says

February 27, 2015

Staunton, February 27 – “Ukraine is where Georgia was six years ago, but Russia has been transformed into a second North Korea,” according to Sergi Kapanadze, a former Georgian diplomat and negotiator. As a result, what stopped Vladimir Putin in Georgia in 2008 won’t do so again in Ukraine, he says, but if Kyiv recognizes […]