Putin has gone crazy Ex-NATO chief issues terrifying prediction as Europe on cusp of war

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Speaking to ITV’s Peston, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was asked whether he thought Vladimir Putin’s latest speech, where he attempted to re-write history by claiming Ukraine has never existed, was evidence that he is “a bit unhinged”, Mr Rasmussen said he “might be”.

He said: “I mean the Russian behaviour right now, it’s not rational.

“It’s not logical, so I wouldn’t exclude the possibility that Putin has gone crazy.” 

Mr Rasmussen added: “And we saw recently how he actually humiliated his advisers.

“So I don’t think we are confronted with a man who is thinking along rational lines.”

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In the hour long speech broadcast across Russia on Monday, President Putin also claimed Ukraine would not exist without Russia and that Russia will “show” Ukraine was “de-Communisation” is in a bizarre tirade.

While in a chilling moment, President Putin ordered Sergey Naryshkin, head of the SVR foreign intelligence service, to “sit down” after stammering through a disjointed and nervous speech.

It came as Mr Putin discussed and outlined plans to recognise the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as “independent”, a move which later saw him order his troops to invade Ukraine on a “peace-keeping” mission.

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