Despite all the accusations thrown at Putin, my assessment of world leaders is clear that he is the most intelligent of the entire lot. In this piece, he brings up the ruthless arrest of 450 people who “stormed the capitol” on January 6th and how the Democrats are imprisoning them for 15 to 20 years for simply walking into the building. This has been nothing but theatre because they wanted to paint Trump as evil and they will do anything to further that political agenda despite these people did not do anything. What Putin points out is the hypocrisy of the United States. On that score, he has a point. These people do not deserve imprisonment.
The journalist asking such a direct question of Putin would NEVER happen in the United States with the end of our true Freedom of the Press. Every person I know who has come to the West from Russia and Eastern Europe, all say the very same thing. What they fled is now here.