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Putin visits UAE and Saudi Arabia, seeking to bolster Moscow's Middle East clout

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday..

..while the G7 pounds sand.

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seeking to bolster Moscow's Middle East clout

The anti-democracy oil producing nations join together to cement their global control and plan their latest world order, including which nations to invade and start a war with, and which leaders in a democracy to use their media power to try to remove from office, and which candidate they prefer to replace them.

A bit surprising reading that Putin has left the security of his bunker and big table, could that be because Russia is holding what the Kremlin call an 'election', hoping Putin can get 200% of the votes this time, and he's outside on a PR mission for himself.

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I read Putin had arranged for Iranian leader to meet him in Moscow, I'm curious how Iran will see him meeting with leaders of the Arab world.

Climate change deniers and others in anti-democracy movements, your global masters have assembled in Abu Dhabi, but where is your emperor Xi?

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The minority of countries trying to cancel Russians are the actual fringe minority.

about 880 million out of 8 billion.

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The UAE is an important trading partner for Russia, with bilateral trade increasing by a HUGE amount recently.

It will also be a future conduit around the lame G7 "diamond ban" - watch!

I got most of the logistical details right about the trip (the SU-35S fighters with R-77 and R73 missiles).

Like how the article describes him "bounding" down the airstairs from his jet - this is very true, should you look at the video. It stands in stark contrast to a certain other leader.

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Maybe Russia can provide refuge to some of the Palestinians.

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Nobody arrested him for war crimes?

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Putin sorting out who will take him in exile when his miserable attempt at recreating the Soviet Empire fails.

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Filthy dictatorships welcoming one of their own. Not surprising.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday..

..while the G7 pounds sand.

The G7 can still buy UAE oil and their plan to switch to a currency of the day is laughable so no, not pounding sand.

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ThubanToday  07:15 am JST

“I'm happy to meet you again,” Sheikh Mohammed said as he sat with Putin. 

Out of over 200 countries, only 28 have agreed to join US sanctions against Russia.

The international community respects the people of Russia and are happy to maintain relations with them.

The minority of countries trying to cancel Russians are the actual fringe minority.

141 countries condemned Russia, so no, they don't respect them. They just want gas as cheap as possible.

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Wont be smiling quite so much when he sees whats happening with the price of oil.

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just watched news at russian TV

Vovka get greeting like a king.

maybe this is what west calls "an isolation"...

good luck with your plans guys.

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meaning they don't face an obligation to detain Putin over the warrant accusing him of being personally responsible for the abductions of children from Ukraine during the war.

Huh? So Putin abducts children and he is an instant war criminal... Netanyahu kills over 5000 children and he is a good bloke??? The hypocrisy is just on another scale!

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Putin's sly grin is back.

He must be thrilled that the Republicans in Washington D.C. are on his side.

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@sanjin :Putin abducts children and he is an war criminal... Netanyahu kills over 5000 children and he is a good bloke??? The hypocrisy is.....

Let the show play, the world should see the depths of hypocrisy and fake democracy of G7. Everyday western news were flooded with lame arguments to coverup their dirty political practice. So I do applauding Biden's mute and BiBi's heavy hand. The world need to see that !

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@TaiwanisChina: Filthy dictatorships?

Who sold the Saudis with F15 jets, M1 tanks...etc. Top of the line western weapons?

The world's most democraies US,UK arming the most filthy monarchies in the world? That was the most filthiest deals ever!

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He might be visiting the key players of America's Axis of Antidemocracies to assure them that they will be protected from American retaliation and 'regime change' operations if they don't answer when the US demands they rescue the Israeli regime

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He must be thrilled that the Republicans in Washington D.C. are on his side.

He probably doesn't care about your republicans. Putin is always ready for betrayal.

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Maybe Russia can provide refuge to some of the Palestinians.

No! Only for those who have Rus citizenship and their families. Russia has enough with Ukranians. Ukranians are dear people. Each Ukrainian has relatives in Russia. That is why Russia doesn't refuse refuge.

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And is Putin going to kowtow to the Saudi Oil King like trump? Is he going to salute a Saudi general like trump did to a NK general? My my my.

Putin is in an economic corner because of his stupid war with Ukraine. He's buying drones from Iran. He's desperate, man. And another winter is coming up......

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MoonrakerToday  08:01 am JST

Nobody arrested him for war crimes?

Aren't you laughing yourself? Really a sandbox:) Try to arrest him and you will find out:)

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@redemption: Maybe Russia can provide refuge to some of the Palestinians.

Doubtful, Saudi Arabia certainly won't the Saudi royals have their border guards shooting them. Reminds of when Putin was working for KGB?Stasi and had the German border guards shooting folks, which must delight the anti-immigration rightwing extremists.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-66545787

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Putin is still fighting his brother country for almost 2 years now, and starting to look less and less like a villain. I guess two years from now, Israel will still be fighting Palestinians, and be regarded as heroes. Seems like the way to go nowadays is to invade your neighbor. No one will care, or make an effort to stop you...

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