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Putin expert says the leader faces very real prospect of people revolting against him

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Tue, 1 Mar 2022, 9:02am
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Putin expert says the leader faces very real prospect of people revolting against him

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 1 Mar 2022, 9:02am

An expert on Vladimir Putin says the Russian leader is risking his political future with his ongoing attack on Ukraine. 

Switzerland has broken from its long-running tradition of neutrality, to join other western countries in imposing devastating sanctions on Russia. 

It comes as Kiev and other Ukrainian cities come under continued attack. 

New Haven University's Matthew Schmidt told Mike Hosking Putin faces the very real prospect of people revolting against him. 

“If this goes on for too long, several months I think you’re going to see food shortages in Russia and I think you’ll see more people decide ‘why not risk it?’” 

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