Vladimir Putin’s inner circle ‘think Ukraine war is lost and Russia deals with coup’

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    Vladimir Putin’s leading security authorities believe the war in Ukraine is ‘lost’, making the opportunities of a coup most likely, an expert in Moscow states.

    The opportunities of the Russian autocrat releasing a nuclear strike are declining as it is most likely individuals would decline to perform his order.

    That’s according to specialist and investigative reporter Christo Grozev, who recommends Putin is losing his grip on power.

    He states leading authorities are not likely to comply with Putin’s commands to introduce nukes as they do not trust he will still be in power in 3 months time.

    ‘I think that it is the informed elite within the security forces who understand that the war is lost,’ Grozev informed Radio Liberty.

    He stated Putin’s inner circle comprehend the president would require a complete mass mobilisation to win the war, however this would trigger a ‘social explosion’ in Russia.

    Some hardliners might push for usage of nuclear or chemical weapons, Grozev alerted.

    But others will state ‘enough is enough’ and ‘it is better not to waste another 10,000 lives of our soldiers and officers’.

    Grozev, lead Russia detective for investigative reporter group Bellingcat, stated several of the ‘five hands’ required to launch Russia’s nukes might wind up defyingPutin


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    ‘And this refusal will be the trigger, most likely, a coup d’ état, since after the rejection to abide by the order of the king, whatever will decrease really rapidly,’ he included.

    ‘If Putin decides to give an order to use nuclear weapons, he must be sure that everyone along the chain will carry out this order.’

    If someone does not comply, Grozev states this will be a ‘signal of insubordination’ which might result in the‘death of Putin’


    ‘So until he is sure that everyone will comply, he will not give this order,’ he included.

    It is understood that defence minister Sergei Shoigu and chief of the defence personnel Valery Gerasimov would both require to sanction a nuclear strike.

    During the war, Putin has actually made a point of being seen in public with a main bring the nuclear brief-case.

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    Defence ministry flights for Russia’s elite to an expected command and control bunker near Ufa– 725 miles east of Moscow– have actually decreased given that earlier in the war, according to Grozev.

    The reporter stated senior figures from the FSB security company and the GRU military intelligence organisation are getting ready for life afterPutin


    He stated the ‘FSB elite’ understands precisely the number of Russian soldiers have actually passed away in Ukraine and understands that the enjoyed among the dead or missing‘do not stop asking questions’


    ‘They know that this situation will eventually get out of hand,’ Grozev included.

    ‘These are those parts of the security forces who understand the threats for the routine, and they themselves are now preparing their future.

    ‘Some of them are searching for a chance to take their households out of Russia, all are searching for methods to move the collected cash (corruption cash oftentimes) into dollars and euros.

    ‘This is already a kind of betrayal by these people, because they do not follow the ideological orders of the Kremlin, but are preparing for an alternative reality.’

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