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Putin's destructive dream to ‘dismantle’ UK laid bare: ‘Permanent antagonist’




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Putin’s ruthless invasion of Ukraine has been condemned across the world, while the West have responded by imposing severe sanctions against Russia. Boris Johnson today insisted Putin had “already crossed the threshold of barbarism” and added that the UK still needs to go further in sanctioning Russia. In the face of increased aggression by the Kremlin in its invasion of Ukraine, the UK Prime Minister told his Cabinet the West “should not hesitate to go further in strengthening sanctions and providing further defensive military aid to Ukraine”.

Earlier this week the Prime Minister had labelled the Kremlin’s actions as “a vicious and a barbarian attack on innocent civilians, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Forties.”

Mr Johnson also warned that if Russia was to succeed in its invasion, it would not only signal the end of freedom in Ukraine but also the “extinction of any hope of freedom” in Moldova and Georgia.

Putin’s relationship with the West has been fraught with tension since the President ordered the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

London has also had particularly sour relations with Moscow since 2018 when Sergei Skripal, a former double agent for the British intelligence agencies, was poisoned in Salisbury, alongside his daughter Yulia. 

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Putin had a “feverish dream” to “dismantle” the UK (Image: Getty)


Putin’s ruthless invasion of Ukraine has been condemned across the world (Image: Getty)

The UK Government accused Russia of attempted murder and announced a set of punitive measures against the country, including the expulsion of diplomats.

Prof Ibrahim, who is a strategy expert and research professor at the US Army war college, claimed that since coming to power Putin has wanted to place Russia in a “position of permanent antagonism” of anything “Western”.

In turn the Russian President wants to “dismantle” the UK and, according to the expert, the most immediate way of doing so is by pushing for Scottish independence and splitting the Union. 

Writing in the Scotsman Prof Ibrahim said: “The United Kingdom is the historical progenitor of what we today call the Western world, and remains a key pillar of the Western alliance. 


London and Moscow have had a tense relationship since 2018 (Image: Getty)

“To dismantle it is a feverish dream for Putin and the deluded revanchist nationalists that surround him in the Kremlin. 

“And the prospect of Scottish independence is the most immediate way in which this may come to pass.”

Prof Ibrahim then explained that Scottish independence would cause severe repercussions for the UK’s nuclear programme. 

Meanwhile independence is likely to draw Scotland towards Putin’s “sphere of influence”.

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Scottish Independence would bring Scotland closer to Russia (Image: Getty)

Prof Ibrahim wrote: “Picture the scene: the first consequence of a plebiscite in favour of independence will be an unholy mess about the nuclear deterrent. 

“The SNP have already made it clear that they would want Trident out of the Clyde as soon as possible, and the rest of the UK does not have any other location that is as strategically sound as the Clyde, plus moving the operations would take years ‒ time during which the nuclear deterrent would be semi-paralysed.”

He added: “A newly independent Scotland would already be closer to Russia’s sphere of influence through the various friendships cultivated between Russian influence agents and the SNP (remember the close ties between Alex Salmond and Russia Today, to name but the most well known example).

“And a newly independent Scotland governed by anyone other than the SNP would struggle to resist Moscow if the latter continued to apply pressure to the British Isles, in the way they have been recently testing our national airspace and our territorial waters. 


Alex Salmond presented a programme on Russia Today (Image: Getty)

“Scotland would be much more vulnerable to the designs of the Kremlin and it would be very much at the forefront of the Kremlin’s attention, as one of the best vectors to further undermine other parts of the Western alliance, especially the remainder of the UK.

“Upon independence, Scotland would also find itself in immediate financial troubles: a problem that Uncle Vlad would no doubt be eager to help with.

“And particular ‘messaging’ (read propaganda) needs to blame everything that goes wrong in Scotland during the transition period and for a while after on dark manoeuvres from Westminster.”

In 2014 in the build up to the Scottish independence referendum, Putin coyly and somewhat ironically stated that everyone has the “right to self-determination”.

While saying that being part of a single strong state had some advantages, Putin told the BBC: “Any people have a right to self-determination and now in Europe the process of diluting national sovereignty in the framework of a united Europe is more accepted.”

Putin’s response seems particularly hollow considering that months earlier he had annexed Crimea. 

When presenter Andrew Marr asked Putin if he would invite Scotland to join Russia’s customs union upon independence, the President said: “I wouldn’t rule that out.” 



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'This is huge' Swedish Air Force jet deployed over Belarus border in threat to Putin




The Scandinavian country is not a member of NATO, but could be ready to trade in its neutral status in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

News of Stockholm’s decision to send a jet was revealed by twitter user Jamming.

They wrote: “Swedish Air Force Korpen active over Poland border area with Belarus.

“Sweden part of surveillance of Belarus and Ukraine!!!

“This is a huge political statement! Update on SwAF Korpen.”


The Gulfstream IV aircraft was tracked taking off from Linking airport and then flying towards the city of Grodno in western Belarus.

It was flying at an altitude of just under 12,000 metres at a speed of 836 kilometres per hour.

Although Sweden is not a NATO member, it is an “enhanced opportunity partner” of the military alliance.

The government also signed a statement in 2018 pledging to strengthen its defence cooperation.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson rejected calls by opposition parties earlier this month for the country to join NATO.

She argued that such a move would further destabilise Europe.

Her statement came in the wake of threats from Moscow that NATO membership would bring “serious military-political consequences” for Sweden.

However, there is growing public support among Swedes for their country to join the transatlantic military alliance.

A poll conducted in late February by broadcaster SVT found that 41 percent of the public supported NATO membership, while thirty-five percent were against.

It was the first time an opinion study in Sweden had found more people in favour of the country joining NATO than were against it.



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Putin humiliated: Russia tries and fails to capture defiant Ukraine village for tenth time




Russia has tried and failed to capture the village of the Chornobaevka ten times, according to Ukrainian presidential adviser Aleksey Arestovich. Videos shared by Ukrainian officials online showed the “tenth defeat of the Russian invaders in Chornobaevka”. The continued failures to capture the village comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night that his country’s forces had “dealt powerful blows” to the Russian military.

Mr Arestovich told a press conference that Russian troops had tried to take Chornobaevka for the tenth time, but the assault again ended in failure.

Following this, the head of the nearby Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Vitaly Kim published a video showing “the defeat” as explosions erupt on the outskirts of the village.

The resolute village has become famous in Ukraine for its defence, as President Zelensky commended Chornobaivka last weekend for fending off six invasions at the time.

He said: “Ukrainian Chornobaivka will go down in war history. This is a place where the Russian military and their commanders have shown themselves for who they truly are – incompetent, capable of simply handing over their people for slaughter.

“Our military has annihilated the invaders near Chornobaivka six times.

“Six times, yet they keep coming back.”

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Online users ridiculed the latest Russian failures and hailed the Ukrainian defiance, with one Reddit user remarking: “At some point, I think every military intelligence outfit looking at this must be wondering how bad the rot is in the Russian military.”

One user visavillem added: “So this is the 10th time. Are Russians trying to bait Ukrainians to waste ammo with some obsolete/broken equipment, or are they really so stupid, that they keep stepping on the same rake again and again?”

Another user on Reddit adfgqert posted: “The Ukrainian people have resolve and determination that is beyond what I think is normal.

“Beyond inspirational and they bring fighting for what they believe in to a new level for me.” 

This comes amid ongoing setbacks for Russian military forces in the south of the country.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia had withdrawn most of its helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, according to satellite images.

Kherson has also been the site of several local protests against the occupying Russian soldiers.

The official said: “We can’t corroborate exactly who is in control of Kherson but the point is, it doesn’t appear to be as solidly in Russian control as it was before.

“That would make it very, very difficult for them to make any kind of ground movement on Odesa.

“That would be a significant development, no question about that, in terms of the southern part of the war.” 


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