A top Russian General told US officials in a meeting that Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is “tragic and I am very depressed over it.”
The recent face to face meeting between US officials and the Russian General Yevgeny Ilyin, stormed out of the meeting which shows how much control Putin has over his officials.
A Russian Major General named Yevgeny Ilyin told U.S. officials in a recent meeting he thought Putin's war in Ukraine is "tragic and I am very depressed over it." @barbarastarrcnn
with the scoop. If this General has an escape plan, now might be the time.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) March 23, 2022
During the meeting the General was casually asked about his family who live in Ukraine, Ilyin was furious being asked the question and said he is deeply disturbed by what is happening in Ukraine.
He shortly stood up and abruptly left the meeting room “without shaking hands,” which proves that he and possibly many other Generals do not agree with Putin’s war in Ukraine.
The readout, which was reviewed by CNN, describes the perspective of the two US defense attachés who attended. It’s a rare instance of Russian and US defense officials sitting down, and the readout describes the meeting as tense, with visible signs of stress on the Russian side.
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) March 23, 2022
The so called “special military operation” was allegedly only supposed to last a week, it is now over a month since the war started and thousands of buildings have been destroyed with millions displaced in Ukraine.