Putin critics cite Sputnik V vaccine debacle as attempt to further divide Europe

“[Jailed Putin critic Alexei] Navalny and his health have taken a turn for the worse. And Putin knows exactly what happens if, God forbid, Navalny should die. That’s why he’s doing these charm offensives, on the one hand, to the West, and on the other hand, he’s playing tough on Ukraine’s eastern border and threatening war. All this is definitely to distract from his domestic problems.”

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