Russian tycoon Oleg Tinkov has denounced Moscow's massacre in pro-Western Ukraine and urged the West to help end this insane war. Some of the strongest criticism of the Kremlin's military action in Ukraine was made by a prominent Russian, Tinkov claimed on Tuesday that 90 percent of Russians were AGAINST this war and called the country's forces a shit army. One of Russia's best-known entrepreneurs, Tinkov founded Tinkoff Bank in 2006. He has been based outside Russia in the past few years.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24 to de-Nazify the pro-Western country. More than 12 million people have been displaced in the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, as a result of the conflict.
Tinkov, 54, said in a post on Instagram that the generals were aware that they have a shit army after a hangover.
How will the army be good if everything else in the country is shit and mired in nepotism, sycophancy and servility? The businessman, who has been targeted by Western sanctions, said: I don't see a SINGLE beneficiary of this insane war! The innocent people and soldiers are dying. In 2020, Tinkov stepped down as chairman of Tinkoff Bank, switching to English.
Dear 'collective West, please give Mr. Putin a clear exit to save his face and stop this massacre. He posted a statement on the 55th day of Moscow's military campaign, with Russian forces unleashing a major new offensive in the eastern Donbas region.
90 percent of Russians are against this war! Tinkov said something. He said that there are morons who draw Z but 10 percent of the country is morons, referring to what has become a Russian symbol of support for the war.
He said that Kremlin officials were in shock that they and their children will no longer be able to spend their summer holidays in the Mediterranean. He said businessmen are trying to rescue what's left of their property.
Russian authorities have tried to muffle the dissent over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and impose prison terms of up to 15 years for publishing fake news about the army.
In a statement, Tinkoff Bank said it would not comment on Tinkov's private opinion, saying he no longer took decisions regarding operations across companies under the Tinkoff brand.
He is not an employee of Tinkoff, has not been in Russia for a long time and has been dealing with health issues in recent years, according to the statement.