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Russia coup impossible? Insider: Three men could overthrow Vladimir Putin

2022-06-28T12:45:08.801Z

Russia coup impossible? Insider: Three men could overthrow Vladimir Putin Created: 06/28/2022, 2:30 p.m By: Patrick Mayer Is a coup against Vladimir Putin in Russia out of the question? Looking at the circle of power in Moscow, a former CIA agent comes to a different conclusion. And not just him. Munich/Moscow - It's a sad number: more than 35,000 Russian soldiers are said to have been killed



Russia coup impossible?

Insider: Three men could overthrow Vladimir Putin

Created: 06/28/2022, 2:30 p.m

By: Patrick Mayer

Is a coup against Vladimir Putin in Russia out of the question?

Looking at the circle of power in Moscow, a former CIA agent comes to a different conclusion.

And not just him.

Munich/Moscow - It's a sad number: more than 35,000 Russian soldiers are said to have been killed or wounded in the Ukraine war after Moscow ruler Vladimir Putin gave the order to attack.

This was reported by the media project

The Kyiv Independent

on Monday (June 27), citing the Ukrainian General Staff.

The fact is that Russia paid a high price for attacking its western neighbor.

Coup against Vladimir Putin?

Moscow connoisseur of the CIA believes in it

What will the warmonger Putin's environment endure endlessly?

An insider has a different opinion and even considers a coup against the Russian president to be possible - from within his immediate circle.

"No one will ask, 'Hey Vladimir, do you want to go?'

no

It's going to be one friggin' hammer hit on his head and he'll be dead.

Or it's time to go to the sanatorium," Daniel Hoffman tells

The Daily Beast

.

According to the online portal, Hoffman used to be the head of the CIA office in Moscow.

Today he is a pundit for the US broadcaster FoxNews.

According to him, possible coup plans depend on three men from Putin's inner circle, known as "siloviki": Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov and Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

  • Sergei Kushugetovich Shoigu

  • Function: Defense Minister of Russia and Army General

  • Age and origin: 67 years, Chadan in the Autonomous Republic of Tuva (Southern Siberia)

  • Alexander Vasilyevich Bortnikov

  • Function: General and head of the Russian domestic intelligence agency FSB

  • Age and origin: 70 years, Perm in the foothills of the Urals

  • Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev

  • Function: Officer and Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation

  • Age and origin: 70 years, Saint Petersburg

“The guys who do it will keep it so secret that Putin won't find them and kill them first,” Hoffman continues. “It's going to happen all of a sudden.

And he will be dead.”

The Daily Beast

refers to the British secret service, according to which Putin marginalized and politically sorted out critics from his environment.

Coup against Vladimir Putin?

Kremlin critics report "unrest" in Moscow's circle of power

Nevertheless, Russia expert Hoffman does not rule out a coup in Moscow.

"The reason why he's trying to kill Alexei Navalny - and why he may have killed Boris Nemtsov and other opposition politicians - is not because these guys are important," says ex-CIA agent Hoffman: "He has to show that he is the most ruthless guy.

And if he's not, then his boys will remove him.” He's not the only observer arguing with the coup scenario.

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Russia's command in the Ukraine war: Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (left) and President Vladimir Putin (middle).

© Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Sputnik Kremlin/AP/dpa

"Disempowerment will come," said Kremlin critic Leonid Volkov in an interview with the

editorial network Germany (RND)

in mid-May .

In the inner circle of power, the "unrest" was enormous, said the former representative of the Yekaterinburg City Duma at the time.

The 41-year-old is considered a confidante of the imprisoned Putin critic Navalny.

The opposition politician told the

RND

that a large part of the political and economic elite was against the Ukraine war , many were "downright shocked".

The result was allegedly enormous "pressure on Putin, which will sooner or later cost him his office," said Volkov.

Coup against Vladimir Putin?

Ukraine military intelligence sees signs

These are words heard in Kyiv.

"The coup in Moscow has begun," the head of Ukraine's military intelligence service told Sky News recently.

Major General Kyrylo Budanov stated: “We know everything about our enemy.

We know their plans, usually when they are made.” His assessment cannot be checked independently.

A coup against Putin?

The self-declared Kremlin expert Igor Sushko recently wrote on Twitter about alleged plans to oust the head of state.

The coup in Moscow has begun.

Major General Kyrylo Budanov, Ukrainian military intelligence

So will Vladimir Putin be seen as a political loser after his invasion of Ukraine?

Because of a controversial constitutional reform, the 69-year-old could theoretically rule until 2036.

Under the original constitution, his term would have ended in 2024.

But Putin didn't want to accept that either.

a mistake?

(pm)

Source: merkur

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