This was minutes before the Sochi Opening Ceremony, when Putin had to smile and shake everyone’s hands, while a potential catastrophe was looming. Putin received urgent report that a hijacked Ukrainian passenger plane with 110 on board, which was supposed to be heading from Ukraine to Turkey, was heading straight for the Sochi Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.
In the interview Putin says that minutes after the order was given to shoot down the plane, it turned out it was someone’s drunken stunt. No real plane was implicated.
I definitely beg to differ. Recall that it was in the midst of the Kiev Maidan and the ukro-nazi coup would happen just days after. The target of the whole op, orchestrated by the US, was always Russia. It was NOT a drunk stunt. It was a deliberate provocation with the aim to disrupt the Opening Ceremony, and if possible, the…
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