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Oligarchs Revolt as Putin Backed Further into Global Corner

Putin is becoming increasingly isolated in his Ukrainian invasion.

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Like a rat in a trap, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been thrashing and gnawing his way through a flat-out denial of reality, in which the entire world has now turned against him.

His military is failing thus far in Ukraine, and the global sentiment appears to be that any Russian victory in the region would be considered further reason for sanctions and penalties against the Kremlin, which would then bring about even more desertion of Putin by the already-strapped Russian people.

Now, in a sign that perhaps a new offensive against Putin is coming, a number of Russian Oligarchs have begun to abandon the Russian dictator.

Billionaires Mikhail Fridman and Oleg Deripaska are speaking out against the war with Ukraine — making them some of the first Russian business leaders to push back against Putin’s military invasion.

The rare protest from Russian elites comes as the US, Canada, and European nations impose “severe” sanctions on the country’s economy and finance systems. On top of targeting the Russian economy and financial systems, the sanctions are also taking aim at prominent Russian oligarchs and their Western assets.

One day after the invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s 22 richest individuals lost a combined $39 billion. Now, the Russian economy is facing a financial meltdown.

If Putin were to lose the billionaire class’ support on account of these sanctions, his calculus on the entire Ukrainian invasion could be spoiled.

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Mariupol Battle at Steel Plant Ends as Russians Take Control of City | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Drew Allen – Conservative Political Analyst, Author, and Speaker ( DrewThomasAllen.com )

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Mariupol Battle at Steel Plant Ends as Russians Take Control of City | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Drew Allen – Conservative Political Analyst, Author, and Speaker ( DrewThomasAllen.com )
Topics:
1) U.S. warns Russia is engaged in a war of attrition – Reports from captures Russians reveal that Russian commanders are killing their own wounded and leaving their dead on the battlefield
2) Sweden after 200 years of neutrality formally requests to join NATO
3) Senate advances $40B to Ukraine for weapons and humanitarian aid
4) 234K migrant encounters at the border in April with no improvement in sight
5) Elon Musk slams Biden as a Teleprompter President
6) Democrats invoke a strategy to demonize MAGA – Radical group Moveon.org pumps in $30M to oppose MAGA candidates
*Meanwhile BLM founder paid $4M to her secretary, brother and father of her child – No surprise here
7) Key election today in Pennsylvania Republican Primary – OZ leads by only 2 points in key race
8) Biden goes to Buffalo to pay respects
9) Biden HHS loses Transgender case as Christian Alliance wins case in Federal Appeals Court on Gender-transition discrimination case

https://rumble.com/embed/v12h113/?pub=4 Mariupol Battle at Steel Plant Ends as Russians Take Control of City | Schaftlein Report ———————— Guest: Drew Allen – Conservative Political Analyst, Author, and Speaker ( DrewThomasAllen.com ) Topics: 1) U.S. warns Russia is engaged in a war of attrition – Reports from captures Russians reveal that Russian commanders are killing their own wounded and leaving their dead on the battlefield 2) Sweden after 200 years of neutrality formally requests to join NATO 3) Senate advances $40B to Ukraine for weapons and humanitarian aid 4) 234K migrant encounters at the border in April with no improvement in sight 5) Elon Musk slams Biden as a Teleprompter President 6) Democrats invoke a strategy to demonize MAGA – Radical group Moveon.org pumps in $30M to oppose MAGA candidates *Meanwhile BLM founder paid $4M to her secretary, brother and father of her child – No surprise here 7) Key election today in Pennsylvania Republican Primary – OZ leads by only 2 points in key race 8) Biden goes to Buffalo to pay respects 9) Biden HHS loses Transgender case as Christian Alliance wins case in Federal Appeals Court on Gender-transition discrimination case

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