A “very angry” Vladimir Putin has sacked eight Generals over their “poor decision making in Ukraine” as he is frustrated as was unable to take the country within days.
Oleksiy Danilov, head of Ukraine’s security council have now been fired within three weeks since the war started amid their heavy losses.
Putin is also furious with his spy network the FSB as he was provided with intelligence which possibly suggest Ukraine is a weak country.
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Philip Ingram who is a former senior British intelligence officer, told The Times that Putin is obviously ‘very angry’ and is blaming his intelligence agencies.
‘He blames them for seeding him the advice that led to the poor decision-making in Ukraine,’ he said.
Danilov said Putin thought capital city Kyiv would fall within two to three days but this “hasn’t happened and never will,” he said.
He said Moscow are growing “desperate” who have “now switched to a different tactic” by changing leadership.
“They had about eight generals removed from their posts because they did not complete the task,” he told state TV.
“Now new ones have been appointed.
“We clearly understand what is happening in the Russian Federation. I can say that they are desperate.”
Andrei Soldatov, who has monitored the Russian secret service for two decades, told The Times that there is a possibility is the Russian Federal Security Service is simply not fit for purpose.
Soldatov said another theory could be that the FSB did have very good intelligence, but were simply too afraid to tell Putin the truth and may they have doctored their reports to appease the Russian President.
“The problem is that it is too risky for superiors to tell Putin what he doesn’t want to hear, so they tailor their information,” he said.
“The tailoring probably takes place somewhere between the rank of colonel and general in the FSB.”