Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, says he is pulling his troops away from the Ukraine border, but Republican Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska warned that it is a “head fake.”
Sullivan shared his thoughts on Russia reportedly claiming to be pulling troops away from the Ukrainian border, calling Russia’s “agressive power” a “mafia state acting as a gas station.”
“Sullivan was asked if Russian President Vladimir Putin was going away or if it was a ‘head fake’ by the authoritarian,” reports Breitbart News.
“I think it’s a head fake, and I think we need to be ready for the head fake,” Sullivan warned.
“And what I’ve been saying all along is we need to be ready for something much bigger. And it’s what I call the. It’s the new era of authoritarian aggression led by Putin, led by Xi Jinping. And I think it’s going to be with us for decades, Hugh. And I think we need a new mindset,” Sullivan added.
“Everybody talks about great power competition. It’s not great power competition,” he continued. “Russia, in my view, is not a great power. It’s a mafia state acting as a gas station. But it is an aggressive power, and so is China, and we’re not ready for this right now,” he concluded.
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