On April 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated the diplomatic saber rattling taking place between himself and the West by openly accusing the United States as being the primary aggressor in helping to facilitate the illegal overthrow of the duly elected Ukrainian government, and then attempting to act like its savior by taking a leadership role in the growing civil war.
According to Russian media sources, President Putin told reporters that the U.S. has been behind the Ukrainian crisis since the beginning, and that U.S. officials were “originally behind this process, but now they just have emerged as leaders”. The Russian leader also added that the best solution for solving the crisis was for Ukrainians to come together without any outside influences from Russia or the U.S., and find a willing compromise that suits Ukrainian nationals, as well as those within the country that have ancient Russian ties.
Putin's decision to publicly denounce the U.S. as the primary instigator of the crisis in Ukraine comes days after Washington implemented new economic sanctions on the nation's oligarchs, and making the Obama administration look more and more like a rogue aggressor out for some form of petty revenge.
The US has been behind the Ukrainian crisis from the beginning, but was initially flying low, Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists, adding that he called on Kiev to establish an all-Ukrainian dialogue and find a compromise.
“I think what is happening now shows us who really was mastering the process from the beginning. But in the beginning, the United States preferred to remain in the shadow,” Putin said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
“It is necessary to understand that the situation is serious and try to find serious approaches to the solution,” he said. - Zerohedge
Like their failure in trying to capitalize on the civil discord taking place in Syria, the U.S. is losing the high ground for diplomatic control over Ukraine because to this point, President Obama has faltered in his 'red line' proclamations and has proven to be little more than a paper tiger in providing action to match his, and Secretary of State John Kerry's, strong words of condemnation.
The crisis in Ukraine has little to do with protecting national interests over some ideological return of a Cold War, and has more to do with America's last ditch attempts at saving the petro-dollar and control over the global reserve currency. In fact, highly respected economist Dr. Jim Willie assessed back in March that Ukraine is the 'Waterloo' moment for the U.S., and that failure here will facilitate the final death rattle of dollar hegemony in the global economy.
Russia appears to have been well prepared for a potential 'invasion' by the West into Ukraine, and had already planned several moves ahead to counter each attempted move by Washington. And while petty and un-hindering economic sanctions against a few oligarchy within the Russian government makes for great theater, each move coming out of the Obama White House is triggering even greater moves by President Putin, with today's public announcement of U.S. involvement from the beginning creating a scenario where every future move by President Obama will appear to make American look like a bully aggressor, and Putin look like a leader and statesman.