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‘Putin is well-aware of the risks to his personal security’ as ‘disgruntled’ Generals and spies could turn to ‘dislodge him’ in a coup

14th Mar 22 10:37 am

Vladimir Putin is preparing for a coup as “disgruntled” Generals and the Secret Services are turning on the Kremlin.

Andrei Soldatov who is a leading Russian investigative journalist with senior sources inside the Kremlin has warned that Putin is actively preparing for a coup and he is aware of “the risks to his personal security” and his life.

Last week two senior FSB intelligence officers were placed under “house arrest” as Putin believes they gave him false projections over how Russia could take Ukraine.

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Soldatov told Matt Frei on Channel 4 News, “Putin has become very unhappy with the military intelligence coming from Ukraine.

“It looks like it has dawned on Putin that there is no credible opposition in Ukraine to the Kyiv government. He cannot rely on anyone in Ukraine.”

He continued, Putin “believes he is the most informed politician in the world.

“He loves to boast of his knowledge of geopolitics.

“So it is difficult to tell him something he doesn’t want to hear.

“We do not have anyone on the ground in Ukraine in charge, any general.

“We only have people in Moscow talking about how the war should be conducted. The entire chain of command is getting really weird.”

The Channel 4 host asked whether frustrated senior generals in Ukraine could join with “disgruntled” the FSB spy service to turn against him and “dislodge” the Russian President from his position.

Soldatov said, “Everything is becoming possible right now.

“Putin is well-aware of the risks to his personal security.”

He added that Putin is currently taking precautions and he is preparing for a potential coup or to be assassinated.

Russia’s first post-Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev, told The Times newspaper last week that Putin is risking a Kremlin coup.

He warned, “With Putin, I very much expect there to be resistance growing and discontent growing that will be resolved one way or another.”

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