An apology from Vladimir Putin

Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour over the last month has been unacceptable and inexcusable. Dealing with difficult international issues is a part of the job, but the fact of Ukraine’s continued existence was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

I would like to publicly apologise to you, Ukraine. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. 

I would also like to apologise to the families of the people I killed, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologise to my Russian people. I deeply regret that my behaviour has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

I am a work in progress.

Sincerely,

Vlad

P.S. As a token of my sincerity, please find enclosed a small gift. I am sure these chocolates will prove very satisfactory.

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