A Russian oligarch has written a scathing assessment of President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, touching a nerve on social media where it has attracted tens of thousands of likes in just one day.

Writing on Instagram, Oleg Tinkov said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the “crazy war” that has followed has no benefit, a rare break from one of the country’s billionaires who gathered their wealth under Putin and have remained mostly silent since Moscow launched what it calls a “special military operation” on February 24.

“I don’t see ANY beneficiary of this crazy war! Innocent people and soldiers are dying,” he wrote in the post, dated April 19, which had almost 120,000 likes less than a day later.

Oleg Tinkov in 2018
Oleg Tinkov

A Russian oligarch has written a scathing assessment of President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, touching a nerve on social media where it has attracted tens of thousands of likes in just one day.

Writing on Instagram, Oleg Tinkov said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the “crazy war” that has followed has no benefit, a rare break from one of the country’s billionaires who gathered their wealth under Putin and have remained mostly silent since Moscow launched what it calls a “special military operation” on February 24.

“I don’t see ANY beneficiary of this crazy war! Innocent people and soldiers are dying,” he wrote in the post, dated April 19, which had almost 120,000 likes less than a day later.