For Putin, war is a convenient way to run the state, – Russian oppositionist

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For Putin, war – is a convenient way to rule the state, – Russian oppositionist< /p>

Military experts note that Russia is preparing for a protracted war. It still has certain resources for this, and also transfers its economy to a military footing. But Ukraine and its allies need to make an effort to ensure that the aggressor country has fewer opportunities to prepare for such a war, as well as less finances to continue fighting.

About this Channel 24 told the Russian opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov. According to him, a protracted war is beneficial primarily to the head of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin.

Putin plans to gain a foothold in the cities of Ukraine

The oppositionist believes that Putin needs a war that is not as intense as it is now. He has plans to gain a foothold in several Ukrainian cities and then drag out the conflict. This way he will be able to achieve certain goals:

  • firstly, the war exhausts all its participants;
  • secondly, during the war, protests can be easily suppressed inside the country, crack down on opponents, introduce censorship.

“It is also a very convenient way to govern the state,” Gudkov believes.

Putin's Support Decreases

In his opinion, the only problem that prevents Putin from doing this is the Russians, who are already very tired of this war. It doesn't matter for what reasons: someone did not support it from the very beginning, and someone was drugged by propaganda.

He would have the support of some citizens if there was a “blitz “in Ukraine,” Kyiv was “taken in 3 days”, there would be no losses, – the opposition politician suggested.

However, according to him, when people die, when the standard of living inside the country decreases, support is slowly falling – this is happening now.

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The split of the “elites” will lead to political changes in Russia

He noted that, on the one hand, prolonging the war is beneficial to the head of the Kremlin , and on the other hand, this can lead to an internal political crisis, which can provoke very strong discontent within Russia.

“And in the event of a military defeat, such discontent will become fuel for political change if there is a split in the “elites,” Dmitry Gudkov emphasized.

What is happening important in Russia

  • The American Institute for the Study of War notes that there is “space for criticism” of Vladimir Putin in Russia Evgeny Prigozhin has recently not only criticized the Russian Ministry of Defense, but allows himself direct attacks on the administration Putin.
  • There are certain signs that an internal coup may take place in the circle of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Advisor to the head of the President's Office, Mikhail Podolyak, noted that the pro-Putin elite has alerted the growing influence of Wagner PMC owner Yevgeny Prigozhin.
  • Russian dictator Vladimir Putin used the head of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin. After unsuccessful attempts to capture Bakhmut, the Russian president became disillusioned with him. Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War suggest that Prigozhin Ying began to lose credibility in the eyes of President Putin.

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