Daily Telegraph: Putin's home front is eroding but not fast enough

Daily Telegraph: Putin's home front is eroding but not fast enough

The British newspaper “Daily Telegraph” published an analytical article entitled “ Putin ’s home front is eroding but not fast enough” by Jade McGlynn, a researcher in war studies at King’s College in London, in which she relied on new research that shows that the economic impact of the war with Ukraine is reflected in It is clear to the Russian people, among supporters and opponents of the war alike.

In a recent poll published by the Open Minds Institute, it says that nearly 80 percent of Russians are concerned about their financial situations.

About 84 percent of participants reported that they feel harmed by the rise in prices of basic goods, while 69 percent suffer from the high costs of housing and community services.

Nearly 80 percent of Russians are concerned about their financial situations, and about 84 percent feel hurt by rising commodity prices.

However, the researcher emphasizes that economic anxiety across society “has no significant impact” on a citizen’s assessment of his quality of life and the opportunities available to him in Russia, which are closely linked to government support and policies.

McGlynn stresses that although anti-Kremlin liberals may view the economic downturn as an inevitable consequence of the Russian invasion, “more hard-line” citizens may see it as “a temporary obstacle to a brighter future.”

She pointed out that the Russian government tried to keep the war with Ukraine out of the eyes and minds of the citizen, and continued to pretend that it was a “special military operation.” The Kremlin’s continued reluctance to announce the “necessary” second mobilization stems from the desire and need to “pamper society to promote war.”

McGlynn urges the West to change its approach in trying to use information operations and outreach efforts, which she describes as “poorly designed,” to change Russians’ minds about the war.

“Western governments would do well to change the premise of the question; Rather than asking whether the Russians support the war, perhaps the more important question is: Can they afford it? 

Russia mocks Washington’s warning to Haftar about his rapprochement with Moscow: “We laughed all evening”

Tripoli: The Russian embassy in Libya commented sarcastically on American reports regarding the warning of the commander of eastern Libyan forces, Khalifa Haftar , and other Libyan leaders against rapprochement with Russia.

The embassy said in a comment on its Telegram channel: “Washington continues to entertain us. We laughed all evening.” According to what was reported by RT Arabia on Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, Al-Hadath TV reported that the United States issued a warning to the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, Khalifa Haftar, and other leaders in the country, expressing its unwillingness to bring him closer to Russia.

A White House spokesman said: “We warn Haftar and other Libyan leaders not to rely on Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

According to the spokesman, “Libyan leaders must unite during the crisis.” Adding that Washington is “in contact with the Libyan government to provide support.”

The White House spokesman's statements came after Haftar's visit to Moscow , where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Haftar’s forces in eastern Libya indicated that consultations were held during Haftar’s visit to Russia regarding developments in Libya, bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen and develop them, in addition to issues of common interest.

Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that President Vladimir Putin received the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, Khalifa Haftar, in the Kremlin last Thursday.

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