A furious Kremlin official has blasted that “heads should be laying on Putin’s desk” after Russia’s failure in Kherson and Kharkiv.
Vladimir Putin was taken by surprise with Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the northeast of the country where more than 6,000 kilometres has now been recaptured.
Putin’s mouthpiece slammed Russian troops for their failures in Kharkiv, which is a rare admission of Ukrainian armed forces success in recapturing their territory.
Bogdan Bezpalko, who is a member of the Kremlin’s Council for Interethnic Relations, said in a furious rage on state TV, “Where was our damn reconnaissance?” he said that Russian troops should have been more prepared.
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He said, “For two months, Ukrainian armed forces and military equipment have been massing in that area, all Telegram channels have been writing about it.
“Where was our damn reconnaissance?
“All of their heads should be laying on Putin’s desk, hacked off at the base.
“Of course, this is a tactical defeat. I hope it will be very sobering.”
On Monday evening Putin’s ally turned on the Kremlin blasting the tyrant “it’s absolutely impossible to defeat Ukraine using those resources and colonial war methods.”
A former politician blasted Putin Russian TV saying that the Russian “military is failing and their country is in trouble” after a humiliating defeat in Kharkiv Oblast where Ukrainian forces have pushed back Russian troops near to their border.
Russia has been taken by surprise amid Ukraine’s counteroffensive which has rocked the Kremlin’s foundations.
Last week Putin said that Russia “has lost nothing” over the “special military operation” in Ukraine, despite more than 80,000 troops having been annihilated in fierce fighting.
Speaking on Sunday, the former state Duma deputy, Boris Nadezhdin, said, “People who convinced President Putin that the special operation would be fast and effective, we won’t strike the civilian population […] these people really set all of us up.”