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Putin’s is suffering ‘a toxic combination’ of ‘not getting the intelligence right’ because the ‘Kremlin is a place you cannot speak the truth’

by LLB political Reporter
28th Jul 22 2:11 pm

Vladimir Putin has been lied to by Kremlin officials and has only been told by his intelligence officials what he has wanted to hear, rather than being told what he should have heard.

Moscow has only been able to occupy around 25% of Ukraine and Russian forces have failed miserably to take Kyiv and other key areas of the country.

The Ukraine are putting up a fierce resistance where more than 40,000 Russian troops have been killed with more than 70,000 seriously injured.

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During the stages leading up to Putin’s so called “special operation” in Ukraine he was completely missed informed over the chances Russia could capture the whole of the country, he was lied to.

The Sun’s defence editor Jerome Starkey told Times Radio, the power structures in place in the Kremlin means the Russian leader has only been told what he wanted to hear then and now, rather than what he needs to hear.

Starkey said, “Russia and particularly the Kremlin is a place where you cannot speak truth to power.

“Perhaps in the build up to this conflict, Vladimir Putin and the key decision makers around him were not being told the truth about the resistance they were going to face. when they invaded Ukraine.

“Clearly the Russians were expecting this lightning advance to capture the capital Kyiv and topple President Zelensky’s government.

“Instead they met ferocious resistance, and that came as a surprise and at a huge cost to them in terms of soldiers’ lives.

“It has also used up and nearly exhausted large stockpiles of weapons, particularly their most sophisticated high tech weapons.

“Russia is struggling to replenish those because many of them rely on high tech, foreign parts.”

Starkey was reacting to comments made by the head of MI6 last week.

Last week the head of MI6, Richard Moore said Putin is “not having a great war” because the Kremlin have “clearly completely misunderstood Ukrainian nationalism.”

He added, “They completely under-estimated the degree of resistance that the Russian military would face.

“It was a toxic combination of them not really getting their intelligence right but also intelligence services reflect the societies they serve.

“I’m answerable to democratically-elected ministers, to parliamentarians, to judges over certain aspects of my work.”

Putin was warned earlier this month that with Western weaponry coming into the Ukraine Russian forces will see a marked difference in “the next three months” which will make a difference to the war.

Ukrainian MP Andrii Osadchuk told GB News, “So, I think that the next three months will be probably the most critical because Russia is much weaker than you think.

“They accumulate all of their resources. They’re afraid to announce the draft. So, that’s why I think in September-October, it will a very interesting moment of this war.

“At the moment, we’re much stronger than we were three months ago.”

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