Russian State TV Calls US "Geopolitical Loser”, Says It Gave Putin A “Real Gift”
According to Russian media analyst Julie Davis, a recent Russian state TV segment referred to the United States as a “geopolitical loser” and said the country has given Russian President Vladimir Putin “a real gift.”
The segment ran after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. troops to be removed from northern Syria ahead of a planned Turkish offensive against the American-allied Kurdish forces earlier this month.
This week, Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss next steps in the region. Russian media referred to the ensuing agreement between the leaders as an “unprecedented deal,” with the U.S. having no influence on the matter.
Julia Davis on Twitter
“#Russia's state TV segment is entitled: "Geopolitical loser: the United States has given a real gift to Putin." The hosts say that Trump's actions in #Syria resulted in an unprecedented deal between Russia and #Turkey, with the U.S. playing absolutely no part in their decisions.”