If “the big bluff” was not already taken, it would make a magnificent title to recount the game being played between Vladimir Poutine and the West around the fate of Ukraine. This 1957 classic movie features comedian Eddy Constantine as a penniless explorer who survives. “Thanks to his spiel and his good humor. He’s a bluffer ”. Vladimir Poutine does not correspond to this definition: he has the war chest of Russian hydrocarbons, and in terms of good humor, we will come back… Still: the Russian president is also a big bluffer.
Putin used massaging to get more than 100,000 Russian soldiers across Ukraine in the last weeks 2021. Some sources claim that this is 175,000. It’s all about pressure. Who is it? What about the power of Kiev? What about the Europeans? What about NATO? About US President Joe Biden Russia already has troops in mass, and they will be deflated once the Biden-Poutin Summit is in Geneva. The strength of skilled bluffers is not to leave any ambiguity in air. And if Russia invades Ukraine (beyond Crimea annexed by 2014 and support for pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine)? Is it possible to rule out the possibility of a backhand Washington’s reaction is interesting. Joe biden b