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‘Pretty close to evil’

Tony Abbott slams conservative fascination with Putin

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott says some parts of the GOP have ‘Putin Fascination Syndrome’ and their claim that the US needs to abandon Ukraine in order to focus on China is unconvincing.

House Republicans have frustrated new military aid for Ukraine, which President Joe Biden directly attributed to this month’s fall of the city of Adviika – Russia’s biggest military gain since the capture of Bakhmut in May last year, in the otherwise frozen conflict.

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Latika M. Bourke is a journalist and author based in London with more than twenty years of experience covering Australian politics, British politics and international affairs. She writes at www.latikambourke.com and can be found on social media at @latikambourke.

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