Putin’s disinformation marketing campaign | Opinion


On Oct. 30, Aspen Metropolis Council voted to take away the Ukrainian flag that has been hanging from the Armory because the Russian invasion in 2022. That is sadly a victory for Putin and his disinformation marketing campaign.

We should always know and do higher on this neighborhood.

The elimination of the flag, voted 3-2 by metropolis council, exemplifies a lack of expertise of the significance of this flag being displayed in Aspen. To me, there isn’t a query that Iran and Hamas’s ally, Putin, had been conscious and supportive of the Hamas assaults in Israel. These assaults in Israel took the world’s consideration away from the atrocities Putin has dedicated and continues to commit in Ukraine.  

Putin is profiting from the geopolitical scenario within the Center East to advance his assault on Ukraine. The wavering of assist for Ukraine by some in the USA, apparently together with some in Aspen, is sadly emboldening Putin whereas including to the struggling of harmless individuals. Hamas is cheering for Putin and Putin is cheering for Hamas.  

The council’s vote was spurred by a non-agenda movement to show the Israeli flag on the Armory. The assembly then shifted to eradicating the Ukrainian flag from this constructing. 

The elimination of the Ukrainian flag, after town council formally proclaimed their unanimous assist for Ukraine and solidarity with its individuals a yr in the past is inconsistent with the sentiment of the Aspen neighborhood.

Our assist of Ukraine is morally appropriate. On account of Western help and Ukrainian grit, nearly all of Russia’s military is now gone.

Moreover, a Ukrainian victory means the chance of Putin attacking our NATO allies and dragging U.S. troops into fight is significantly diminished. 

The town council ought to exhibit their solidarity with the Ukrainian individuals by flying the flag, and reaffirming their earlier declaration of assist.  

We should perceive what our assist means not solely to the Ukrainian individuals and democracy but in addition for the security and safety of these residing within the U.S. 


John Prunskis 

Hon. Consul of Lithuania


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