Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano BRODY LEVESQUE | Washington BladeCourtesy of National LGBT Media Association ROME — Italian Catholic-Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s former papal nuncio to the United States, in an over-10,000-word essay published Monday, March 7, accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of catering to a “reform” agenda and using his presidency to promote “LGBTQ ideology.” Vigano also alleged that Zelensky promulgates policies to embrace gender equality, abortion and the green economy.
The prelate then categorized the acceptance of LGBTQ people as a leading cause for the invasion by Russia along with rhetoric echoing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s justifications for attacking Ukraine.
The Archbishop writes that the Ukrainian President was a mediocre actor and comedian who rose to power, and blamed “deep state” forces in the United States, the European Union and NATO for triggering the current war and demonizing Russia.
Vigano claims that “Neo-Nazi movements engaged in military and paramilitary actions operate freely in Ukraine, often with the official support of public institutions.” This echoing the lies of the Russian president who invoked World War II to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying in televised remarks that his offensive aimed to “denazify” the country — whose democratically elected president is Jewish and lost relatives in the Holocaust, NPR reported. “The purpose of this operation is to protect people who for eight years now have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kyiv regime,” Russian President Putin said, according to an English translation from the Russian Mission in Geneva. “To this end, we will seek to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine,