There are fears Vladimir Putin’s top generals will be targeted in assassinations from rogue FSB spy agents amid the car bomb which blew up Darya Dugin which was actually meant for her father Alaexander, to destabilise the Russian leader’s grip on power.
Putin’s inner circle are now on alert as they believe a coup has already started to oust the Russian leader.
This follows a meeting which took place in Paris in July where a Kremlin official met with MI6 whereby the Russian claimed there is a coterie of high-ranking officers both from the Army and Air Force to “impede” Putin’s control.
Sources claimed that they would provide the officers exile in the UK and Europe, if and when any strike against Putin is made.
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Speaking of the car bomb, Russian historian Dr Yuri Felshtinsky said this was “most likely part of an internal Russian conflict.”
He told The Daily Beast, “The blowing up of the car of the famous Russian fascist and ideologist of the Putin regime, Alexander Dugin, was organised, it seems, by the Russian security services.
“The Ukrainian special services, involved in a deadly battle with the aggressor on the territory of Ukraine, are unlikely to be able to send their officers to Moscow to organise terrorist attacks there.”
Major General Kyrylo Budanov, 36, previously told Sky News, “The breaking point will be in the second part of August.
“Most of the active combat will have finished by the end of this year. It will eventually lead to the change of leadership of the Russian Federation.
“This process has already been launched.”
Putin is also facing questions over the Ukrainian invasion as there has been a series of attacks in Russia and in Crimea raising serious concerns over Moscow’s air defences.
As a direct result of the attacks which has repeatedly struck areas surrounding popular holiday destinations to the horror of Russian holidaymakers, this is making it “much more difficult” for him to “sell the war” to his citizens.
BBC’s Ukraine Correspondent James Waterhouse reported, that this “also sends a message and makes it more difficult for Russia to sell this war within its own country.
“This has been 11 days which has seen Crimea destabilised in a way few predicted.”