Putin Roasted Over Clearly Contradictory Claim

Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued to justify his conflict in Ukraine while calling the Soviet invasion of Hungary and Czechoslovakia a “mistake” that caused damage to other countries.

After orchestrating a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin suddenly says it’s “inappropriate ” to undermine other peoples’ interests as part of foreign policy. Putin made the astoundingly hypocritical statement to Pravda.

In response to a question on whether or not Moscow’s choice to deploy tanks to Budapest in 1956 and Prague in 1968 contributed to Russia’s image as a colonial power, Putin stated, “It was a mistake.”

Putin, who 2022 dispatched tens of thousands of soldiers to Ukraine, unleashing the worst land conflict in Europe since World conflict II, said, “It is not appropriate to do anything in foreign policy that undermines the interests of other peoples.”

Putin claims that the United States makes the same error that the Soviet Union did by having “no friends, just interests.”

Soviet tanks and soldiers quickly put down Hungarian rebels in 1956. Approximately 600 Soviet soldiers and 2,600 Hungarian civilians were killed in the conflict.

The Prague Spring of 1968 concluded with the invasion of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic by Soviet-led Warsaw Pact troops. Czech historians estimate that 137 Czechs and Slovaks were killed in the attack.

It has previously come to light that the 1956 Hungarian Revolution’s participants were labeled fascists and “rebel radicals” who battled against Soviet monuments in an official Russian Federation history textbook for 11th-grade students.

The “history textbook” blames Western secret agencies and the domestic opposition they fostered for the Hungarian crisis and condemns the Hungarians for “abandoning Stalin’s legacy.”

Putin’s comments were an attempt to appease central and eastern European politicians who are more friendly to Russia than their Western friends. However, he glossed over Moscow’s continuous assault against Kyiv.

Putin has previously called the dissolution of the Soviet Union “the biggest geopolitical calamity of the 20th century.” On Tuesday, however, when asked if the Soviet Union acted “like a colonial state” in sending tanks to Prague and Budapest to repress pro-democracy protesters, he provided a more nuanced answer.

Putin may not have drawn clear parallels between the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and his activities, but he has undoubtedly constructed a new narrative around Russia’s “special military operation” in the neighboring nation.