Vladimir Putin appeared adrift from reality today when he told the Russians that “the greatest pleasure and happiness are children” when his ballistic missiles killed a nine-year-old girl and her mother in Kiev.
The dictator addressed his people on Children’s Day in both Russia and Ukraine.
The out-of-touch 70-year-old president, who is believed to have a secret young family with Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva whom he has hidden from his people, pontificated: “What is it to live for oneself?
‘What does it mean? Maybe it means enjoying, enjoying life.
‘But it seems that those who say so do not understand that the greatest pleasure and happiness are children.’
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed his people on Children’s Day in both Russia and Ukraine.
He spoke as a Kiev girl was killed and thousands of children evacuated from the Belgorod region, where Ukraine-backed anti-Putin supporters carried out heavy shelling.
Heartbreaking photos showed a grandmother collapsing in grief today after discovering her daughter and granddaughter had been killed in the attack in the Ukrainian capital that left three dead.
Her agonized screams and wails broke the deathly silence of the city as she saw the charred bodies of her daughter and nine-year-old granddaughter on the ground in front of her.
The cruise and ballistic missile barrage struck at 3 a.m. and destroyed houses, a kindergarten and a medical clinic in the Ukrainian capital, leaving a scene of utter devastation.
Strikes have relentlessly battered the capital for weeks.
Interestingly, Putin also informed the Russians about his sleeping habits, as his war inflicted terror on both the Ukrainians and his own people.
The heartbreaking photos showed a grandmother collapsing in grief after discovering that her daughter and granddaughter had been killed in the Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian capital that left three dead.
A relative sits next to the covered body of a 9-year-old girl near a health center damaged in a missile attack in kyiv on Friday.
‘Of course, like all people I sleep,’ he announced.
‘Unlike some people, you know, I try not to stop playing sports, and this helps me in my work.
‘I sleep, well, generally, maybe a little bit, six to seven hours, six mostly.
“Today, however, I slept much less, it happened like this.”
He was also believed to have been awakened by Ukrainian drone explosions near his official high-security residence in the Moscow region on Tuesday.
His incongruous ramblings broadcast today came as videos showed the Russian city of Belgorod hit by powerful explosions.
Earlier, repeated shelling in the Russian border town of Shebekino prompted mass evacuations amid fears they will lose control of a swath of territory in their latest humiliation of the war.
The attacks meant that the Russians got a taste of the horror that Putin has inflicted on the towns and cities of Ukraine for more than 15 months.
It was the most intense day of attacks on Russian soil since the start of the war, deepening the failure of Putin’s war, which was intended to see Ukraine fall apart in less than a week.
A blow hit a Monocrystal plant, in Shebekino.
Monocrystal is the world’s largest producer of artificial sapphires, which are used in the production of expensive crystals for Apple’s smartwatches.
But the facilities were reportedly used by the Russian military.
The Russian Volunteer Corps claimed to be fighting on the outskirts of Shebekino.
The Free Russian Legion called on the Russian military to mutiny.
“The time has come to make the right decision,” they said in a statement.
‘You are sent to a criminal and predatory war, but you are not slaves.
“The Putin regime presents you with a choice: go die in a foreign country or suffer cannibalistic prison sentences for refusing to become an occupier.
“We urge you to set aside this slavery paradigm and move to the side of good.”
They are urged to “lay down their arms and make a decision: no longer participate in this war and remain in hostilities in Ukrainian captivity in humane conditions, under the supervision of representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross”, or join Russian patriots’ that they are waging a war of liberation against the Putin regime’.
A video showed Russian district administration officials in the border town of Shebekino burning documents amid fears Ukraine-backed anti-Putin supporters will seize the settlement.
Russians were seen lining up for gasoline to escape their own region amid real signs it may be under the control of Putin’s enemies and the Ukrainians.
A student spoke about “fear and panic” in her bombed-out Russian border town of Shebekino, highlighting how Putin’s war has left residents in acute danger.
The frightened and desperate anonymous 18-year-old said in a video: “My family has no money and no way to travel out of town.”
The medics, holding the woman’s hands, slowly led her away from the horrific scene: her face was etched with grief and shock as her loved ones now lay dead on the ground.
A view of a residential building damaged in a Russian missile attack, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in kyiv on Thursday.
Pictured: Russian border town Shebekino in flames. Earlier, repeated shelling in Shebekino prompted mass evacuations amid fears they will lose control of a swath of territory in their latest humiliation of the war.
I’ve been caught in the bombing more than once.
“I have seen people run out of their houses, literally in their underwear, into shelters, basements or [they] he just dropped to the ground and hid.
I have seen mothers covering their children.
‘I saw fear and panic in people’s eyes.
‘It scares me to think that children as young as seven know what they are… graduation shells.
“This is literally destroying the psyche of our children.”
Residents’ nerves are “shot,” he said, accusing Russian authorities of failing to provide security for citizens.
The technical school student declared: ‘I want to live like other cities in Russia.
‘Shebekino is part of Russia…
We are asking for help.
The student added: ‘We don’t know who will protect us, who will help us.
‘Why do we have to leave the city alone?
‘Why do we have to leave the land where we were born?’
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