– He had almost messianic They believe in themselves and their goals, said Clinton, who himself worked closely with Putin from 2009-2013. Putin was then Prime Minister of Russia, while Clinton was Secretary of State of the United States.
The 74-year-old said her relationship with Putin had been on a positive note for a long time, but was strained when she criticized electoral processes in Russia following Putin’s re-election as president in 2012.
Vladimir Putin does not like criticism. Especially when it comes to women, Clinton explained, according to The Guardian.
The former foreign minister said she was “unfortunately not surprised” by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She believes that one of the main problems with the current political system in Russia is that Putin and the Kremlin leadership only hear what they want to hear.
Putin, for example, was told he could capture the Ukrainian capital Kyiv within three days, then deploy a puppet regime. Fortunately, that wasn’t true, Clinton said, according to The Hill.
The site wrote that during her tenure as foreign minister, she wrote several notes in which she emphasized her fear that at some point Putin would become a threat to Europe and the world.
Facts about Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is an American lawyer and politician in the Democratic Party. She was First Lady in 1993-2001, Senator in 2001-2009 and Secretary of State in 2009-2013.
Clinton was the Democratic presidential nominee in the 2016 election, but lost to Donald Trump.
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