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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:28 min | 7 months ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"To do that short of all in, but still would help Russia substantially with lethal support as a practical matter. And if they do that, if they do it incrementally and sort of under the radar as it were, can we tell? I think, look, we obviously would monitor those best we can. We did talk about the fact that we picked up indications that they were considering this move to lethal assistance, but I would tell you that they haven't made a decision to do that. They haven't moved in that direction. And as mister Sullivan said, I mean, they haven't really gone all in with Russia yet. And we think it's because, as mister seldom said, they know it's not in their interest to do so. Not only because of their relationships around the world with so many other countries, but because they don't necessarily, it wouldn't be in their interest necessarily to be seen helping the Russians kill innocent Ukrainians. And they do have a choice to make. And we wanted to make the right choice. We'd like to see them join the rest of the international community in condemning this invasion in enforcing sanctions and doing nothing to make it easier for mister Putin to continue to conduct this war. And we just saw an attempt to try to get them to join us basically in condemning Russia over in the G 20 meetings of the finance ministers in the central bankers. They declined to go along. By the way, they weren't alone. They also had India on their side. Quite a few of the other significant other nations is India's position really sort of giving some support to China, not condemning Russia. I think I'd let Indian politicians speak for their decision making here. I mean, every nation has to decide for itself. And we understand that. That's one of the things that's at stake here is Ukrainian sovereignty. We don't think that this is a time for any nation to do anything to give Russia comfort to give Russia aid or assistance. We've not seen the Indians move in that direction either. We think that this is a time for everybody to stand together for the idea of sovereignty and independence. Ukrainian sovereignty and independence and not do anything again to make it easier for mister Putin to kill Ukrainians. And finally, admiral, I actually got a question from a viewer as we've been talking. I think it really bears asking. And that is, are we seeing a transition or will we see a transition from Ukraine being in the defensive to really go in the offense? What's the ultimate goal? Is the goal to win the war? And by that, I guess I mean, including taking back Crimea. We do want Ukraine to win. And we think Ukrainian, the Ukrainians can win, of course. But it's going to be up to them to determine what victory looks like. And if and when they're ready to go to the negotiating table, it's going to be up to them to determine and particularly what he's willing to negotiate for what circumstances that he would be willing to discuss with mister Putin. Sadly, we're just not there right now. Mister Putin has shown no effort or desire to negotiate in good faith. And as for your first question about offense defense, I mean, again, if you go back and look at now, sadly, a year of warfare, the Ukrainians have been on the offense and on the defense sometimes in the same day, sometimes in the same area of operations, they have taken back since the invasion of a year ago, they have taken about more than 50% of the territory that the Russians tried to take from them. They've actually pushed back now 55%. I think they've won back. And they have absolutely every intention come spring when the weather gets better to continue to move on the offense and what we want to do is use this time, not waste a minute of it to make sure that they're ready for that. Okay, thank you so much, admiral. Really appreciate always when you come on, that's John Kirby. He's coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council. Coming up president Xi says

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:23 min | 7 months ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"This, he has to fundamentally be defeated on the battlefield. First and foremost. He needs to be defeated personally. I can't imagine that he backs away from this until he's thrown out of office or dies. Yeah, I think this is going to be very difficult. If you look at mister Putin, he seems to have secured his power base. He's definitely an oligarch, you know, he's a dictator authoritarian government. Absent some sort of popular revolt. It's going to be very difficult to remove him from power. So the only way to stop this invasion is mister Putin's internal calculation has to be that he can no longer achieve his results. And that means the west really has to provide for Ukrainians defense and Ukraine must secure their borders and repel the Russian from their territorial. Kevin land space. What role do you think China should play will play could play in the coming year? Yeah, that's a great question. This is a very important international political contest. We have authoritarian regimes out there revisionist powers who are wanting to use force to achieve their national will. The west, the international community has to stand up to that. When you look at China Iran to a lesser extent, North Korea, the west has to galvanize international support to punish those sort of behaviors. I think it's positive development that China has so far not provided ostensibly lethal aid, but it would be it would be one of the things I think we need to see is China step up to the plate and be a little bit more proactive besides just offering a peace plan. Be more proactive in pushing back against Russia. Both in the nation's Security Council and sort of internationally public diplomacy boys. Hey Kevin, we also have Maria today joining us. She's a Bloomberg television she is reporting today live from Kyiv. Live from Kyiv. Let's bring Maria in, Maria. Thank you so much for joining us. I know you've spent a lot of time in Kyiv in Poland on trains, interacting with Ukrainians. What's the mood today, one year in? What is their level of resolve? Hopefully, we have Maria, but sometimes she's in a war zone. Yeah, no, it doesn't sound well, first of all, your microphone's off. Okay, thank you. And second of all, we don't have

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:31 min | 11 months ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Mark milley says well over 100,000 Russian soldiers and as many as 40,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed or wounded in the war. Meanwhile, Russia has announced the retreat from kerson, a regional capital in southern Ukraine, that it seized early in the war. Retired colonel Jeff McLaughlin says that a pull out from the city would be a major setback for Moscow. A Russian withdrawal would not only be a major embarrassment to mister Putin, but also allow Ukraine to win back territory in the Zappos region as well as southern Ukraine. This will position key and its forces to seek to recover all of Crimea, which it lost in 2014, as well as allowing them to stop the flow of fresh water into Crimea. Retired colonel mccausland told CBS, there have been reports that the Russian military leadership had urged Putin to allow them to withdraw in order to avoid a potential military disaster but Putin said no. Now the WNBA star Brittany griner has been moved to a Russian penal colony to serve out her 9 year sentence President Biden gave an update on the case. Biden says that he hopes now with the U.S. midterms over with, Moscow will be willing to talk more seriously about a prisoner swamp. We've had a number of discussions so far and I'm hopeful that now that our election is over, there's a willingness to negotiate more specifically with us. Grindr is serving her sentence for drug possession. Global news 24 hours

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:38 min | 11 months ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Signed into force, there's been almost 9 million tons of foodstuffs and grain that have been able to get to the hungry world. We think that's important, not just for Ukraine's economics assistance, but of course for so many people around the world and we're going to obviously continue to urge Russia to meet its commitments and we're going to work with allies and partners. And we're even bringing more pressure there on Russia, particularly through things like price caps. We are still very much in favor of a price cap to limit the profiteering that mister Putin can get off the oil that he has on the market. And as you may have seen just in the last couple of weeks, our EU partners are now working towards implementation. They're trying to figure out what would that implementation of a cap B there's still a lot of work to be done. A lot of math to be done, but we still believe that this would be an effective way to, again, keep supply on the market. This isn't about taking all Russian oil off the market because it is a global market, but not allow mister Putin to profiteer off that oil and then turn that money right around and just use it to kill Ukrainians. Are we making any progress at all with China? Because one of the early initiatives by the United States is to really try to persuade China not to support Russia in any way shape or form, including by things like buying off of them. Are we making any progress or are we basically where we were? The Chinese are still buying oil unfortunately from mister Putin. We continue to obviously urge a different set of behaviors. But we have also not seen outside of that. And I'm not diminishing that. You're absolutely right. That does put money in Putin's pocket. So he can continue to fight this war. But outside of that, we haven't seen any material support that the Chinese have been willing to give to mister Putin, no arms, no weapons, no material, and that kind of way. The other thing that I would note is that, you know, just a few weeks ago at the SCO meeting, the Shanghai cooperation organization meeting, president Xi, very publicly rebuked mister Putin for the way he's prosecuting this war. Now they haven't actually rebuked the war itself, but you're starting to see some cracks in the degree to which the Chinese will go to back mister Putin here. Let me turn specifically to China and our geopolitical situation with respect to them. There are reports now that in fact we're going to be basing some B-52s in Australia as part of a repositioning over in Asia. Is that correct and is that a major repositioning? Well, I think I'll let The Pentagon talk about their assets and where they may or may not be putting them. What I will tell you though, writ large, is that we are constantly looking at our force posture in the indo Pacific region as we must. And some of the posture that we put there is permanent. You know, you've got the 7th fleet that's home based in Japan. That's not going to go anywhere. But we also work on rotational deployments in Australia has been a terrific partner in regards with this, particularly with the marines. And so we look forward to working with them and other allies and partners in the region to make sure that we have the force posture we need, not just for the threats and challenges that the PRC actually presents. But for what Kim Jong-un in pyong and what they're presenting. Admiral going beyond the question of military assets, which are clearly important and we all focus on them. What about more broadly the relationships? And particularly the quad. I can't remember having heard about the quad recently. We have the G 20 coming up. Where are we with India with Japan with Australia? We still obviously a big supporter of the quad arrangement and the president looks forward to looking for opportunities to continue that that cooperation going forward. We feel very, very strong about that. I won't get ahead of the president's schedule, but obviously the G 20 presents an opportunity for world leaders to come together to talk about a wide spate of things, including an I suspect Ukraine will be right at the top of that list. And again, you're going to see at this G 20. That mister Putin doesn't have a lot of sympathetic years out there that there's a lot more countries around the world, even ones that have different relationships with Russia like India. You're going to continue to see, I think, growing dissatisfaction and discomfort with the way mister Putin continues to prosecute this war. Are you seeing that admiral? Are you seeing the rest of the world come along? Because initially we thought the world is against Russia. That's not quite right. There's an awful lot of the world that sat on the sidelines if they haven't encouraged Russia. Are we making progress? Can you measure that? Yeah, I would say a great measurement of that is that the vote in the UN just two weeks ago condemning the annexation of those four oblasts in Ukraine that it now mister Putin claims as Russian territory, which is of course a bogus claim. It's Ukrainian land, but look at the votes. I mean, more than a hundred and I think it was more than a 160 countries now. Just voting to condemn it. Even nations that the Russians thought or still think could be a partner on some things like Saudi Arabia, they actually condemned it too. So, I mean, you are seeing the vast, vast majority of the international community come out and publicly put themselves on the right side of history here. There's very few countries, Syria, North Korea, Iran, that are willing to vote only with Russia and to continue to take their side in this war. And I would note on Iran. I know you didn't ask about this, but let's keep in mind. I mean, Iran, by providing these drones and potentially providing surface to surface missiles, is actually now going to be indirectly involved with killing Ukrainian people. Okay, thank you so much, admiral. Always great to have you with us. That is retired rear admiral John Kirby. He is a coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council. Check out the balance of power newsletter on the terminal also online. Coming up on balance power, we're going to continue on Bloomberg radio and our second hour, we're going to be talking with the former democratic congressman Steve Israel about what to expect next Tuesday at those midterm elections, but also terribly importantly about the security given

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"From Bloomberg television. Here's Maria tadeo. We're joined by Janis garrison, who is the state secretary for defense for Latvia and serve. We look at the choreography here. You've had the Nordstrom explosions, then you have a black Monday for Ukraine, 8 to four missiles, were launched against this country on Monday. And the Polish say we've detected a leak in an oil pipeline. In your view, are we now in a form of hybrid war, even here in the west? Well, I would say on that day when president Putin announced mobilization and he's all strategy from that point of view, it's escalation strategy. And I think we have to count that there will be even more escalation. And therefore, I would certainly see all actions taken by Russia on that kind of escalator track. Therefore, also certain in nuclear weapons as the use of nuclear weapons is part of that. But that is probably the ultimate tool but mister Putin can use and he'd been doing this nuclear Batman for quite a time. Therefore, before he gets to this nuclear issue, I would say we will see most likely another escalation. And they would be most likely in hybrid terms. And we have to look very carefully on our critical infrastructure. Here, more conversations like this one on Bloomberg television, streaming live on Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg mobile app or check your local cable listings. Pushing inflation down below certain level by lowering ways in places putting un pushing unemployment up is going to become increasingly difficult for those fed to stick to that policies, especially when you're having all these problems in other parts of the world. So the pressure is going to mount on the fed. Andrew slemon of Morgan Stanley investment management we are 12 minutes away from CPI to America

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Calls, some pressures for four selling that could cause the guilt market to freeze up. And British prime minister Liz truss giving up at least part of her economic program. It was becoming a distraction. So that's why we immediately changed that policy. And that's the kind of government we are. But as ugly as the situation was in UK markets, it was nothing compared with the setbacks for Russian forces in eastern and southern Ukraine, with president Putin's efforts to quote annex territory that he has forces didn't even control, which admiral John Kirby of the NSC looks at as an indication that mister Putin just may be coming to understand how difficult his situation really is. The annexation announcements as well as his announcement of partial mobilization, certainly shows the degree to which mister Putin knows how much he's struggling inside Ukraine. And OPEC plus weighed in with its own changes, cutting production caps by 2 million barrels a day or about 7%, putting even more pressure on Europe and the rest of a world already worried about energy. While we were disappointed that OPEC made this decision as the president mentioned, we think it's unnecessary if you look at the global environment where supply continues to be the predominant challenge. Then there's Elon Musk. He offered $44 billion for Twitter back in April, then decided to renege, got sued, and on the eve of his deposition returned to his original offer, even though it looks like he's going to be way overpaying. In many ways, this is almost the most expected outcome of all, which is settling on the eve of trial just before deposition of the main players Elon Musk himself. He doesn't want to be deposed. He has probably some embarrassing text messages and conflicting statements and all of that would make for a very unpleasant deposition for him. But after all the back and

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:00 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"At Bloomberg quick tape. This is a Bloomberg business flash. From Bloomberg world, headquarters, I'm Charlie pallett once again, U.S. equities are at the best level of the day the Dow, the S&P NES stack hall rallying on this first trading day of the new month, S&P right now up 2.4% the Dow is up two and a half percent. We've got NASDAQ up by 2.1%. Ten year yield right now, 3.63% two year 4.08%. So on update across the board, I'm Charlie palette that is a Bloomberg business flash. For our Bloomberg television and radio audiences worldwide, I'm David Weston and we're pleased to welcome now retired rear admiral John Kirby. He's coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council. Admiral, thank you so much for being with us. Obviously we want to talk about Ukraine and about Russia let's start with Ukraine. What do we know about what's going on right now in the battlefield, whether it's up in the northeast or on kharkiv Lyman or down in the south around karsan. Well, you've seen the Ukrainians announced that they have now taken back liven, which is a key rail hub, major industrial city, and the Donetsk area. And of course that the Russians had been wanting to use for resupply of their own efforts in the east part of Ukraine. That's a significant development. And it falls on the heels of so many other now territorial gains by the Ukrainian armed forces in the northeast area of the country. So it follows suit for the counter offensive that they're conducting up there, which has moved at quite an impressive speed. Now in the south, down near around croissant and the croissant oblast, the Ukrainians continue to make progress. It's somewhat incremental, not as dramatic as we've seen in the northeast, but no less significant for that counteroffensive down there. Tell us about the weather. Is it important for the Ukraine to make as much progress as possible before the weather sets in of the fall? I think you can see from president zelensky's plans that they carefully did time these counter offensives for good fighting weather. They know in the Russians know quite frankly as we get into the holiday season and certainly in the early months of the new year, it gets wet. It gets cold, it gets much, much harder to maneuver, late fall, early winter. So yes, I think certainly the weather will be a factor here. What is the role of what the United States is providing, I saw, I believe that another round of high Mars. Those high mobile artillery vehicles will be sent in. We have yet more additional security assistance packages to come here. David, I think you'll see in the next few days yet another announcement, as you know, about a week or so ago, we announced yet another round of security systems and it did include additional high Mars ammunition as well as howitzers and how is there ammunition? I think, again, without getting ahead of announcements that haven't happened yet. I think you can expect to see similar types of capabilities being provided by the United States to our Ukrainian partners going forward. We are in lockstep with them, talking to them almost every day. As a matter of fact, secretary ostrich spoke with the defense minister of Ukraine minister reznikov just about a day and a half ago, they discussed additional security assistance. So I think you're going to see us continue to provide them the kinds of weapons and capabilities that are well suited to the fight that they're in. Both in the Don boss, which is very open farmland, a bit like Kansas as it's been described to me very useful for long range fires, long-range artillery, as well as down in the south, similar terrain similar needs. Let's turn if we could from Ukraine to the perpetrator, Russia. We saw president Putin give a rather grand speech disturbing to many people on Friday where he purported to annex these oblasts down in the south and the east. What is the significance at all of that purported annexation? Does it change anything? Well, for one thing, it certainly shows the degree to which mister Putin knows and realizes how much he is struggling inside Ukraine. I think that the annexation announcements as well as his announcement of partial mobilization of reserve forces up to some 300,000 troops shows you the degree to which mister Putin is aware of the degree to which he's been military suffering inside Ukraine and how they're struggling. It's a clearest indication yet that he has a full picture of how bad it's going for him. On the ground, it won't change anything in terms of how the Ukrainians are prosecuting this fight against the Russian invaders. And it's absolutely not going to change anything about the way the United States and so many of our allies and partners continue to support Ukraine. You're going to see, as I said, you're going to see it coming days. The future security assistance announcements that are very much in keeping with what we've been doing in the past. Admiral from your point of view, is there any reason to be concerned that any other nations would start to recognize this annexation. Thus far I haven't seen any. I don't think. And I don't think you will, David. I mean, look, obviously we don't want anyone to recognize these territories. Is anything other than Ukrainian soil, which they are. And we've seen no indication that any of our European allies or partners are quite frankly. Any of our partners around the world. And it is a global effort to support Ukraine to come to any other conclusion than that. Look, even two weeks ago, David, the president Xi of China and prime minister Modi of India, both publicly expressed concerns in front of Vladimir Putin. In Kyrgyzstan, about his fighting in Ukraine. That's significant, even internationally. The few countries that have been loath to criticize mister Putin have now come out publicly to criticize him. So I don't think you're going to be finding any kind of groundswell of support of other nations that will recognize these so called referenda. These so called annexations. And when you mentioned the partial mobilization, as it's called, of the Russians. We see a lot of reports about how that's going. Do we have hard data about exactly how successful they are at gathering some of the people they want. And by the way, how many young Russian men might be leaving the country? The short answer to your question is no. We don't have hard data. It would be difficult for us to have that kind of data inside Russia where getting information accurate information is quite difficult even for our intelligence agencies. But all the indications are, we're seeing this through streams of reporting. Both through intelligence channels as well as from just open-source reporting is that mister Putin is having difficulty coming up with the men that he is trying to mobilize. Getting them on board. So many have left the country. We're seeing protests inside

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"No. There's no such thing as a quick one. I'm out of here. Thank you all very much. That was President Biden. He is out of here. Supposedly, he is in Madrid, wrapping up the NATO conference with some commentary and taking some questions here today. To get back into the country? I think he's probably pretty good. I think he's, I think he's probably pretty good. I mean, I think it's interesting here. I mean, we had G 7 on the back and then NATO here, so it's an opportunity for President Biden to kind of regret, I guess America to the global scenario. I mean, very serious stuff he's talking about, including with mister Putin and Moscow, but I must admit, not that I've ever had a senior moment, Paul. No, of course. But the president of the United States had a senior moment bringing Switzerland. In the mark of a senior moment is how you recover and he recovered beautifully. He goes something like, I'm getting out front of myself. Right, exactly. That would be the next NATO meeting. Sweden and Finland, the story, a new potential members into NATO, and it just kind of goes through the issue of Vladimir Putin thinking that this war would weaken NATO and solidify his position. It just seems like everything is the exact opposite. You know? Like no means of an expert on the song to get to the market in a moment. Paul, but the winter war of 1939. Sure. European World War II. We're not yet in it. A legitimate guns firing war between a very different Soviet Union and a very different Finland. And now you're going to show up with X thousands of NATO troops along the long finished border. I can't fathom how this is taken. In Moscow, away from mister president. That's exactly right. What is the response from within inside Russia as to arguably there are some of the worst fears here are actually coming to fruition as a result of their actions. So it's crazy. We'll have to see. Negative 44 on the standard and poor's Tao was negative 400 earlier. We're still in futures of market not open yet. Negative three, 14, the Vic's 29.54. Touching a vix of 30 earlier this morning, a little less angst off a little quiet

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"It's a full support of turkey's desire to modernize their F-16 fleet and that hasn't changed. There's no policy change there at all. This was a discussion that needed to be and was between turkey, Finland, Sweden, and of course secretary Stoltenberg at NATO. And we wanted to make sure that we didn't insert ourselves as broker if you will. And so we welcome this agreement. It's going to be terrific for the alliance. These are two modern militaries that are very interoperable with the rest of NATO and they were going to contribute terrific capabilities in terms of collective defense. But turkey is not getting anything from Washington for this. It was a never about getting something from Washington. It's about but they might assume that something could be down the pipeline. Turkey is a key ally. And a good part on a range of issues. The president will be speaking with mister Erdoğan today. They'll have a wide ranging discussion across the realm of our defense partnership, not just their modernization program for their air frequent, but counter terrorism efforts certainly efforts to try to get the grain out of Ukraine. I mean, there's a lot on the plate. About the grain out of Ukraine, is that possible by sea right now? Not right now it isn't because the Russians have an effective essential blockade inside the boat. But any plans to extract. They're working very, very hard with partners all around the world to try to see what we can do to get more green out of Ukraine. We have helped increase the flow by ground by rail out of western Ukraine, but that's not enough we know that. And we know there's a sense of urgency here. So one of the items on the agenda at the G 7 and I'm sure it will be on the agenda here in Madrid is to see what can the international community do to get more of that grain out, not turkey's been trying to broker a deal between Russia and Ukraine. There's a lot more work to be done there. We certainly welcome turkey's efforts to get at that. You were at the G 7 and president zelensky had called and hoped for the war to be over by the end of the year. Do you think that's doable? We would all like to see the war in today. And it could end today if mister Putin would do the right thing. But that's not realistic. Well, mister Putin has shown no indication that he's willing to negotiate. He shows every indication that he wants to continue to attack Ukraine and to achieve military objectives. So what we're going to do with the rest of the much of the international community is help Ukraine better defendants. What about

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"It's a huge decision for us because we've been non aligned for 200 years So actually we're one of the countries in the world that has been in peace for the longest time So for us taking the decision after the Russian invasion of Ukraine to change and to see that our security is stronger within NATO than outside It is a historic decision from our I've never understood the politics and social humor or seriousness from the distance from Oslo to Helsinki in Denmark as well across all of Scandinavia I'm not informed on it How coalesce How united is Scandinavia Denmark Norway Sweden Finland at this time of crisis Enormous unity because we share borders We share history As you mentioned Finland Finland and Sweden was the same country for hundreds of years before Finland became their own country They were part of Sweden My grandfather actually died in the winter war in 1939 My mother was four years old when she was sent from Helsinki to Sweden as a war child What was mister Putin thinking Knowing that history I don't understand given everything I've read about the resiliency of the Baltic Sea and the people that surround it Frankly including northern Germany at the time what did he misjudge about Sweden I think he misjudged the situation in Ukraine He thought that he could just go in take Ukraine and the brother people of Ukraine and Russia would unite in greater Russia I think that was a very mistake because now they invaded democratic country they sent a signal not least to Finland with 130 mile mile in English I don't know the English world But.

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"While it was so important here is the media is there's a yacht it's mister Putin's yard or it's somebody else's yacht And we've got all the silliness about boats floating around In that office did they call up say a manufacturer in Poland and say wait you can't do that Or are they just domiciled in America So what we've done is that not only have we taken actions by talking directly to the financial system and making sure that they're aware that they can't provide services to the people who help build those yachts or help fuel those yachts but we've done this action in collaboration coordination with our allies and partners So not only can you not don't miss out your yacht in the United States but across the G 7 across 30 countries have taken these actions and what we've also said is that if you happen to get your to another country and in that country you're able to find a company that will provide you a services If that company provides you with material support we're also going to sanction them as well While we were at a time where we're dealing with the idea of sanctions on Russia but also the idea of incredible inflation and possibly removing certain Trump era tariffs on China in order to reduce those inflationary pressures How actively is the Treasury Department discussing some of those types of removals at a time when people are wondering about the U.S. China relationship in light of what's happening with Russia So our goal is always to make sure that we're making trade policy in a manner that's consistent with our overarching goals and what we're doing as we're working closely with the U.S. trade representative and the rest of the president's cabinet to make sure that we have an approach with China that puts front and center in America's interests and not just America's interests when you look at the issues we have with China There are issues that other countries have as well So working closely as a president.

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"That Bloomberg quick tape This is a Bloomberg business flash And I'm Cara and Moscow in U.S. stocks this morning our falling way down by a drop in oil prices is the Biden administration considers a massive release of crude from U.S. reserves to fight inflation And we check the markets every 15 minutes throughout the trading day On Bloomberg the S&P 500 down three tenths percent or 13 points at 45 88 the Dow Jones Industrial Average down three tenths percent or a 115 points at 35,109 NASDAQ's down about 6 tenths percent or 79 points at 14,361 Ten year treasury of four 30 seconds yield 2.33% they yield on the two year 2.31% 9 X crude oil is down 3.4% on 360 five cents at a $104 17 cents a barrel Comic school is up rather for 10% or $7 30 cents at 1946 20 announced The Euro at 1.1087 against the dollar the yen at one 21.62 And U.S. inflation adjusted consumer spending declining in February suggesting the fastest pace of price increases in four decades is starting to temper demand Purchases of goods and services adjusted for changes in prices fell four 10% from the prior month following a 2.1% jump in January And as a Bloomberg business flash Tom and Paul Thanks so much Clearly appreciate it Karen Paul strung in Tom Keane here end of quarter and looking for the jobs report tomorrow but really still intruding is a stream of news out of this horrific war in Ukraine Mister Putin would terse headlines 40 minutes ago it did move the Euro the Euro was one 11 strong Euro over the last number of days and went right back down into it one ten handle and watching those nuances headline by headline We are advantaged at Bloomberg to have Bobby gosh with us He's with Bloomberg opinion but farmer and always for me will be with Time Magazine and Baghdad in another war another place To me Bobby what is the absolute stunning distinction from your service in Baghdad Versus your team now following this war is the intelligence dynamic intelligence then was old school and wow witness the UK security yesterday Is there a new intelligence school What's new and intelligence in the west Well it's time It's the use of intelligence as a diplomatic tool which was very very different What we saw in Iraq was bad intelligence and an attempt to conceal it what we are seeing here all along even leading up to this war by the administration that Biden administration is a release of intelligence information consistently to let the world know what's going on prepare the world for what is coming and basically take the narrative advantage away from Putin to undermine Putin's ability to use misinformation as a tool So Putin's lies basically are now coming up against a hard wall of real information born off hard intelligence And that's had an enormous impact I wonder if that information that intelligence is getting to the Russian people And because I kind of goes to the support that mister Putin can expect as we go into the second month of what I would characterize a term used in the late 60s early 70s as a quagmire Well yes he has Putin has complete control of the information space within Russia and he has moved to strengthen that control by essentially eliminating the foreign media any independent media in the country But to Tom's point the one thing that I recall from my first experiences with Iraq when I went in before the war was that the Iraqis too were in this information vacuum and that back then it was easier to control the information channels And so that made sure his people got very little information from the outside world And initially it seemed like Iraqis had his back where willing to back him we all remember those elections in which he won 98 95 99% of the book But when the war happened when the curtains were parted we realized that there was this enormous reservoir of resentment among Iraqis even though they didn't know what was happening in the outside world They were smart intelligent people They could tell that they were being lied to And I've got to think that at some level somewhere there are lots and lots of Russians given their long history with the Soviet past who know that they're being lied to Even if they don't know what's actually going on they've got to be suspicious about what they're being told We're now into the second month of this war And it seems like on every level mister Putin has miscalculated terribly What is an endgame for him Are we trying is the U.S. and the allies in NATO trying to find an exit ramp for him or he can just get out and maybe save some face Is that where we are or will there be a time for that Right now he's not looking for one And he's not he's not signaling that he's looking for wrong It hasn't hurt him The measures that we've taken have not yet hurt him hurting ordinary Russian people they haven't hurt him enough And remember he's fallen into this classic dictator's trap where he's surrounded by bad information by people who are frightened of him won't tell him what's really going on Telegraph in London was really on that in the last 24 hours And we've seen this with Saddam and Iraq we've seen with Gaddafi in Libya We've seen this with Assad in Syria all kinds of dictators fall into this trap They're surrounded by yes men who tell them what they want to hear and they make important strategic decisions based on that bad information Putin clearly thought his army was the much stronger than it really was He.

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Levin Would Respond With a Full Scale Retaliation to Putin

Mark Levin

01:34 min | 1 year ago

Levin Would Respond With a Full Scale Retaliation to Putin

"What would you do In response to Putin threatening to use nukes or the Intel we have that he might use chemical warfare Tell you what I would do What other presidents have done You know you can learn from these things Now I would publicly state I want mister Putin understand That if he uses weapons of mass destruction that the United States of America with or without its NATO allies and other allies will respond with a full scale retaliation You don't have to define what it is You and your advisers people who counsel you and so forth need to be prepared That's what you need to do A full scale retaliation And so you make it abundantly clear in advance You're not reacting to the use of chemical weapons You're not reacting to potential nukes You're making it abundantly clear about what's on the table You have no choice but to make that abundantly clear You're not provoking this You are not the aggressor you're not escalating I tell this to all my American firster Friends This is what you do

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Or is ousted Having said that there's another failure and that is of military leadership and military performance All that short of the biggest escalation both very ill for mister Putin and for Russia That was Ariel Cohen senior fellow at Atlantic council talking to my colleagues at Richard salama and Brian Curtis So during daybreak Asia a little bit earlier on in programming let me just mention some breaking news across the Bloomberg headline Italy's NL the energy giant is to exit Russia and they're talking about doing that within months This is according to the CEO to another company asking itself tough questions about its operations within Russia NL calls for regulation to curb gas market volatility So some news lines coming through from the Italian energy giant coming up on Bloomberg at daybreak Europe but I'm going to step away to prepare for Bloomberg surveillance the earlier edition on Bloomberg TV and you'll hear this earlier that also on some outlets on Bloomberg radio Caroline Hepburn will be back with you shall be joined by Monica defend global head of research at amundi There'll be looking at the movements in markets We're seeing stocks to the upside now up by two tenths of 1% so Ayaz U.S. futures pair their losses when he flat on E minis right now We are seeing a bit of a move to the upside for European stocks The NL share price certainly got a bit of a boost from that latest headline this is Bloomberg Now.

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Communist Regimes Fail Without Adopting Some Form of Capitalism

Mark Levin

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Communist Regimes Fail Without Adopting Some Form of Capitalism

"Mister Putin endorsed a plan floated last week by a senior member of his dominant united Russia party to nationalize the operations Of western companies exiting the country such a move would help prevent job losses and maintain Russia's ability to produce goods domestically said Andre church at This is why the communist regime's always fell unless they adopt some form of capitalism Some form of not free market capitalism but state capitalism So what member of the Communist Party knows how to make French fries mister Peterson Or a Big Mac

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It's Not Western Weapons That Threaten Putin; It's Western Ideas

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

It's Not Western Weapons That Threaten Putin; It's Western Ideas

"So I'd like to read to you one line from mister professor service. It rankles mister Putin that Ukraine would seek to join the west. And not merely because he wants it as a satellite state. He also can't afford to allow life. To a neighboring slav state, which has even a smidgen of democratic development. His Russian people might get dangerous ideas. It's not western arms that threaten Putin. Its western values.

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Tom of what appears to be sexually blinking alongside NATO members in a family photo in Brussels Belgium That she installed in Berg alongside secretary blinken I believe alongside secretary blinken This trust the prime minister in the UK All of us this is so many times that John this is really emotional two weeks into this war mister Putin has no evil intent against these people That was his quote this morning and yet can you imagine what they've talked about Can you imagine the scenarios and outcomes they've been briefed on by their military authorities Well the Tiananmen ran in the center alongside sexually blinken Jens Stoltenberg the NATO secretary general his words this morning Tom It just demonstrates the recklessness of this war and the importance of ending it Are they choose to respond to this today Tom I've got no idea but certainly in the fog of war bad things can happen And that's what a lot of people were concerned about overnight as that firefighting was taking place on the site of Europe's largest nuclear power plant We will continue with coverage on this folks and of course we've got reporters in Poland in Brussels and other parts of this European continent And the G 7 meetings this morning it is jobs day John Lee and I really don't care We'll give you the coverage of it There'll be important information But far more than that is the thermometers that we have worldwide and equities bonds currencies Commodities Priya misra at TD securities is excellent expert at looking at full faith and credit and sovereign dynamics Priya what does your world say this morning about where our balance sheets and where our financial system is heading So the rates market the fixing market is extremely concerned about what's happening I mean clearly there's uncertainty political risk I would say is always hard to price in You've got binary outcomes We're also worried about credit losses How much of this is going to spill over into balance sheet as you talk about for banks for corporates and so I think the treasury markets reacting in a classic flight to quality safe haven like move But I think the fed is setting up here to hike as well So I think the market pricing in this policy mistake is also this concern that the fed is concerned about inflation We're living through another stagflationary shock and is that going to make the fed overdo it So that's why I think we see the market pricing in cuts a year from now which I think is really this policy mistake of the fed that's also Dovetail your work with Mark McCormick He's been wonderful and strong dollar resilient dollar in the events have shown him to be very correct We have Euros at a precipice We have two's ten spreads screaming a vector to recession Link those two worlds together So I think what the markets worried about is that the fed has to respond to inflation And as much as they want to be.

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Presidential election Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios this is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries Michael Barr this is Bloomberg Tom Paul Michael Barr thanks so much Paul Wonderful to visit with Mario Gabelli and he alludes there to oil producers which of course oil up at one 19 early early This morning in Ukraine what my news flow is Paul is we're not getting much news flow on this war because the refugees have moved west as a general statement And there's way less of this modern social media than we saw a week ago Yeah I'm surprised we're not getting at least in my social media feed seeing more of this but clearly it is a much different outcome than I think the Russians and mister Putin had thought on day one when I went in here Much stiffer resistance from the Ukraine army and citizens To me one of the big headlines in John Farrell was underscoring Volkswagen making the usual statements that we've seen But they're quietly across a Bloomberg was Ikea Saying they will adjust to the new Russia as well And to me that's a real signal of the middle class in any nation and particularly in Russia and how it's going to adapt and adjust very rapidly Absolutely And it'll be interesting to see how I think over the weekend I just feel like over the weekend we're going to have some news and events coming from Russia itself the people So maybe some backlash It'll be interesting to see how that plays out over the next several days and weeks here as this thing drags out here within Russia and within maybe mister Putin's inner circle I want you to see Paul under a one O two as an important strong Swiss franc Interesting We'll have to see here We've got a little bit of green on the screen It did lift from earlier.

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WSJ: John Kerry's Comments Reveal Biden's Obsession With Climate

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

WSJ: John Kerry's Comments Reveal Biden's Obsession With Climate

"And to be fair to Carrie, although I don't think anybody ought to be, but I'm going to be fair. These comments were made before Russia actually invaded Ukraine. It was on the eve of Russia's Ukrainian invasion. Here's what The Wall Street Journal says Kerry's comments are not a gaffe. They reveal the Biden administration's obsession with climate and with punishing fossil fuel production, which has made the U.S. and Europe vulnerable to mister Putin's energy blackmail. The climate lobby has made Putin more powerful every time Carrie visits Moscow, the boys and the Kremlin must think it's Christmas. Great analysis from The Wall Street

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:37 min | 1 year ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Bloomberg quick tape This is a Bloomberg business line Stocks are down the S&P is down for a third day as treasury yields go up across the curve with those with shorter maturities leading the increase The rebound kicked in a resumption of curve flattening with the gap between two and ten year yields narrowing to less than 40 basis points S&P is down 6 tenths of a percent down 25 The Dow's down 9 tenths of a percent down 325 and the NASDAQ's little changed up 8 the ten year is down 1830 seconds with the yield now 1.9997% West Texas intermediate crudes up three tenths of a percent at 93 37 a barrel comics gold is up one and a half percent at 1877 ounce the dollar yen one 1558 The Euro dollar 1303 the British found the dollar 35 23 That is a Bloomberg business flash Bloomberg markets continues now Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller All right Greg Jarrett thank you so much for that We appreciate it Bloomberg markets today brought to you by SEI Today's competitive marketplace requires asset managers to become more operationally adept See how you can transform your business with SEI's global platform at sci dot com slash IMS Geopolitical risk It's certainly something that a lot of strategists had on their to do list for 2022 and boy it's certainly come to the forefront here with Russia and Ukraine It is a very fluid situation and we've got somebody right on the ground there keeping us well informed Maria today European reporter for Bloomberg television Maria I guess I want to just step back and get your thoughts here What is mister Putin trying to do here Why is he even doing this It feels so 19 I don't know 60 70s 80s to me Who invades another country in 2022 That's maybe because you're an America But the way he sees it is very different is that in Eastern Europe there has been a huge change over the past 30 years in which the former Soviet countries and the former USSR is now increasingly moving west and that means of course applying to NATO membership or being a member of NATO So the way he's looking at this from Moscow is essentially Russia is trapped And we're concerned about this There's weapons point into our country The other issue defector here of course in particular is Ukraine I think you really need to look into the history and the cultural connections between these two countries And the way that Vladimir Putin looks at Ukraine is that he simply can not accept this as a country that's moving away from the Russian sphere of influence He will tell you Ukraine in many ways is the mother of the Russian motherland So for us to see this huge change happening is something that we just can not accept So particularly Ukraine has been treated as a different country although of course a lot of this has to do with Vladimir Putin not willing to let go of the Russian sphere of influence And in a way percent this as a security problem which many would tell you is completely manufactured by the Kremlin but the way that he would see it is need to expanding east for me this is a problem By the way Ukraine that is a no go when it comes to joining any kind that looks like the NATO alliance Why now Maria What has changed in the last year that would precipitate such a I guess an aggressive stance on the part of Russia Well I think what we were seeing on the one hand is that Ukraine is a country that increasingly has made it clear that it wants to move west It doesn't see its future connected to Russia It sees it looking at the European Union and NATO By the way this is very important to consider that it's in the Ukrainian constitution that the country will one day aspire to join the two This is why when we hear this line being thrown around but they could just ditch this promise to not enter NATO or Ukraine saying we don't want to join NATO but diffuse the situation immediately Well it's actually much more complicated than that Because there is no political majority to change the constitution It is in the constitution And there is no social support for this either So you could see the country going into real social turmoil if this were to happen from one day to another Now why is this happening over the past year Will many would actually tell you the problem is we're now paying attention to this now But if you look at what's been happening in eastern Ukraine this is a war that's cost thousands of lives and has been going on for 8 years now Right What I wonder is does Vladimir Putin actually invade Ukraine imminently Does he really want to go in there and take it Or does he want the power and attention he gets from threatening to take it Well it's both when I look at it I would say it could be both We don't know whether he wants to invade or not whether this is just bluff like many Europeans think it is whether this is Vladimir Putin singing we're a country that in many ways economically is undeclared So we want to be seen as another superpower and the best way to do this is to replicate the scenes of the Cold War to speak directly to President Biden and whether they like it or not the Americans are now paying attention to what our president is seeing In terms of when is this invasion going to happen To me what is very striking is that when you speak to officials in the U.S. they'll tell you this could be very imminent This is for the prepping for Remember on Friday and this is really what sparked the fear in the market There was a report that put on a date and said this is going to happen on Tuesday That means tomorrow When you speak to European officials they tell you the situation is serious but to put a date on it it's something that they don't want to do And by the way tomorrow the German Chancellor is in Russia They find it difficult to believe that Vladimir Putin would go on a war on Eastern Europe with the German Chancellor in his country So Rhea what is the average Ukrainian thing here Does the average Ukrainian say I really do want to go with the west or I consider myself Russian I want to be part of what was the old mother Russia Look I think when you ask them and this is something that for me I have to find that we talk about Ukraine but we don't actually talk about Ukrainians or what they feel or how they perceive themselves When you tell them are you Russian in many ways they find that question very confusing Ukraine was a nation that already existed before the USSR and the Soviet Union took hold They also tell you we speak our own language We have our own historical background And yes there is a deep connection with Russia but we want to be our own country So if you ask them do you feel Russian they would find that question very confusing If you ask them do you want to be European many do you see that as the future Because this is a country that has had many endemic problems for a long time Of course we've talked about corruption Also an economy perhaps that could be much more modern and they kind of look at Europe in many ways like other European countries did when they joined the EU as a way of modernizing And looking into the future and having more opportunities What's the most successful newcomer of the EU countries In the European Union well many would tell you well the most successful if you ask me in the history of the European Union No no no newcomer I mean it seems like all of the countries that were added on after the original pact have been problematic Have been problematic I guess if you look at Poland and Hungary yeah they have in problematic but if you look at Lithuania or Latvia they would tell you we have not been problematic and actually we're doing better So it is difficult because we're talking about a lot of.

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"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"mister putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"A governor or ceiling on their competition So I actually think in international relations and diplomacy this is quite realistic Even when you have governments that don't want to be seen to signing on to certain agreements or say in the case of the U.S. Iran nuclear relationship there's zero chance that Biden administration could get Congress to approve any agreement The Iranians are not very interested in new formal agreements but that's since we unilaterally exited the old one three years ago under president Trump So I think actually our mutual task arrangement might be the most realistic way to go here Richard you mentioned the Soviet Union the Soviet Union is not exist anymore but I must say speaking for myself sometimes president Putin act as if maybe we did have the Soviet Union back Let's take a look at what's going on right now with the border between Russia and Ukraine as a report that they're really massing troops There's reports from some news agencies The U.S. actually might put military advisers into Ukraine What's your analysis of that situation now Look what we can measure a capabilities we can't read intentions The Russians are building up to an extraordinary degree opposite in Ukraine Whether this is simply a show of force in order to muscle Ukraine to persuade the government there say not to move closer to the west or whether this is the prelude to an intervention in which they would take over enormous parts of the country conceivably even the capital I don't rule anything out at this point David I don't know So I think the challenge for the United States and its European partners is to right now think about what do they need to do to deter mister Putin What is Ukraine need to do perhaps and repositioning some of its forces What kind of military hardware needs to be transferred in a hurry And if deterrence doesn't work what would be a realistic response What do you prepare to do militarily if anything What do you do in sanctions What do you do to strengthen NATO But if you go back to last July several months ago mister Putin wrote an op-ed And every once in a while you've got to read what these guys say and take it a face value He talked about the organic historical relationship between the Russian people and Ukraine And essentially drew no distinction So I'm not going to be overwhelmingly surprised If he decides this is something he could get away with and that this would form if you will his legacy When you talk about getting away with it is the situation materially different today from the last time Russia had incursions into Ukraine because of the situation with natural gas and the dependence of Western Europe What kind of position are they in right now to really sanction or really make mister Putin step down No that's a good point mister Putin may feel he's got pretty good leverage given Nord stream two given the overall pricing of energy He's also seen Afghanistan He's also seen what happened or didn't happen after China did what it did in Hong Kong So my sense is that mister Putin probably feels he could he could accomplish quite a lot and probably play a relatively modest modest price for it and given where energy prices are right now given European energy dependency almost like China He may figure the Europeans will not really move dramatically on the sanctions front because they're simply too economically dependent on their relationship with him You took us to the last one China Just spend a minute on China What's going on there particularly with punx why this Chinese tennis players you know that's become quite the subject of a lot of controversy right now What does that do with respect to the Chinese Olympics the possibility of at least a diplomatic boycott Well I think it increases the chances you're going to have a diplomatic boycott you could also have quite a lot of corporate boycott Any of these countries that commit massive human rights violations whether it's the Saudi Saudi Arabia with a journalist or China across the board or Hong Kong with the Uyghur the Muslim minority I could see that right now in a world in which corporations David are far more vulnerable to political pressures from investors and others I wouldn't be surprised if both governments and corporations essentially decided to hold back from China And the athletes would go but it would try to be to essentially isolate these Olympics and not give the Chinese the propaganda when that they're obviously hoping for Really interesting point Thank you so much Great to have you with us That's console form relations President ambassador Richard Haas he's the author of the world a brief introduction Coming up the day after President Biden announced.

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Comics relief? Ukraines presidential race

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:40 min | 4 years ago

Comics relief? Ukraines presidential race

"In the hit Ukrainian comedy show. Servant of the people. I history teachers, expletive strewn anti corruption rant goes viral. And this man of the people winds up being elected president. But throw which but there's some fifteen. The comedian who plays him load. Amir's Alinsky is trying to turn fiction into reality voters head to the polls on Sunday for the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections and not only Mr. linski in the race. He's the front runner. Five years ago. Ukrainians took to the streets that overthrew their former president Viktor Yanukovych since then they faced a simmering war in the east of their country with Russia, which also annexed the Crimean peninsula. Noah Sneider is our Moscow correspondent, he recently visited Mr. Lansky onset in Kiev. They've seen their economy crash and come back from the brink. And they've seen many of the promises of the revolution unfulfilled, especially when it comes to fighting corruption that's opened a huge Gulf of distrust with the authorities and that has led to a strange situation where the front runner in. These elections is a comedian an actor with no political experience whatsoever riding this wave of anti-establishment sentiment and frustration towards a likely victory. And I understand that you you met Mr. linski recently. I did. So I went and saw him onset where he was filming latest season of his TV show serving the people. And the scene that was playing out was telling it showed the Lansky character taking the oath of office. He enters a sort of historical flashback a dialogue with a trio of important figures. Plato prince flood of Kiev, and the Slavic philosopher Grigory Scotto, the, and what ensues is sort of philosophical dialogue on the nature of power. And this, of course, has a double meaning since he may be taking that oath right soon. And so when you met him after he was filming how did he come across? Mr. charming mound. And actor who knows how to hold the room. But at the same time, he's had a hard time being very specific. At all about what he plans to do. Once he becomes president in part. It's a need campaign strategy it allows voters to see him as an empty vessel that they can fill with their hopes will what about his own hopes. Did he speak to you about why he wants to run for office? He talked about wanting to change things about wanting to make the country better. He came around eventually to answer that he summed up as I want my kids to be able to say that my dad was a normal guy. Great guy and these motivations for many voters raise questions because of his somewhat. Murky ties with color mois key, the guard who owns the TV channel on which Mr. Lansky show has aired the to maintain that they're not in cahoots and that there's nothing to their relationship beyond the business one. But missed his Lansky vague answers have fueled the suspicions about why he actually has decided to run then without prejudice to wear his platform might be coming from. What is he actually said he'll do first and foremost, he's promised to maintain Ukraine's course, towards western integration integration with the European Union. He's talked about fighting corruption and somewhat vaguely about ending the war about finding away to negotiate with mister Putin at the same time. His ideological stance is. Quite over the map, we talked to him about which world leaders, he admired which figures he associated himself with global politics, and he invoked to names in particular day able scenario the right wing populace, president of Brazil. And France's among well Macron. Mccall who's liberal technocrat the Gulf between their policies and their positions is enormous. And again, perhaps suggests that Mr. Lonski is is a bit unfamiliar with the territory he's wandering onto. And I guess that's particularly worrisome in the sense that he's up against a ladder Putin for a chunk of his country. Absolutely. Mr Putin has nineteen years of executive experience under his belt. He's a wily operator and will not miss the opportunity to use his opponent's inexperience to his advantage, and how did Mr. linski and up here. How comedian with no political experience leading the polls. I think the main reason is frustration frustration amongst ordinary Ukrainians with their post revolutionary leadership when they overthrew the previous president victory on the kovic in two thousand fourteen. There was a great deal of hope that the deeply corrupt. Oligarchy political system that has gripped Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union would finally change and that fundamental promise has been left unfulfilled. So although Ukraine has made some important reforms, although the country is moving closer to Europe citizens now enjoy visa-free travel to the U, for example. They don't feel like the system has fundamentally changed three quarters of Ukrainian say the country is headed in the wrong direction. Just nine percent have faith in their national government. That's the lowest figure of any country survey by Gallup polling agency. And you see that frustration spill out onto the streets quite regularly. They're anti corruption protests in Kiev in the same place often has where the revolution in two thousand fourteen began. And so who is Mr. linski running against are there more. Let's call them standard candidates. There's nearly forty candidates running for president. But the front runners are a pair of old faces from the old guard. There's the incumbent president petro parsh- Anco who came to office in two thousand fourteen in the wake the revolution promising to root out corruption and change this old system people largely feel that he's failed to do. So the second major challenger to mister Lonski is Hewlett Michenko. She's a former prime minister came to prominence after the orange revolution two thousand four and she's reinvented herself this time around as populous. Okay. So you've got two establishment candidates and one wildcard does that look like it's going to be a fair fight at least at the polls. That's big question. And it's the thing that people are most worried about in key, if these days, there are not only fears about the influence of oligarchy television. But also. Hello fears about straight up vote, rigging and vote-buying and vast majority of Ukrainians, in fact, don't believe that these will be free and fair elections, and that could be the most dangerous outcome of all. But let's suppose things are relatively clear cut and Mr. Dolinsky gets through the first round as expected. What do you reckon happens? Then the polling shows the in most cases, he would win head to head matchup with Mr. partial go and with Mr. machine go, but a lot of it depends on things like voter turnout misters Lonski basis, younger less reliable. So it's really hard to say. And if he were to win in the second round and become president he'd inherit the simmering war with Russia, which has massive implications for relations between Russia and the west he would inherit an economy that still struggling could benefit from further reform, and he would face a brutal fight over parliamentary elections in the fall.

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