(NewsBroadcast.com) – The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is likely not the slam dunk Russian President Vladimir Putin thought it would be. Experts say he is in trouble because he didn’t count on strong resistance from Ukraine or the multiple economic hits from the US and Western allies. His miscalculations keep adding up to create instability on the Russian homefront.
On March 8, President Joe Biden announced yet another blow to the Kremlin by banning imports of the country’s oil. In addition to sanctions by the US and European nations, private companies are joining in the fight. McDonald’s, Mastercard, Nike, Apple, and countless others have stopped doing business in Russia.
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But, none of that compares to how hard the Ukrainians have fought back, especially their leader. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dodged three attempts on his life and kept his promise not to abandon his people. He refuses to hide or to cower to Putin. The Ukrainian people are also not afraid, confronting soldiers in the streets. Foreigners have even traveled to the region to assist.
The backlash against the Kremlin is something nobody likely thought would happen, but Putin must now deal with it. His country is suffering under the heavy economic toll his actions created, and there is only so long the Russian people will stand for it.
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