Putin caved in twice, politically he is no longer quite alive – Piontkovsky

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Putin caved in twice, he's not quite alive politically, – Piontkovsky

Dictator Vladimir Putin is in a rather difficult position. He gradually ceases to control the situation in Russia and caves in before other players.

This opinion was expressed by Russian publicist and opposition politician Andrey Piontkovsky in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk, Channel 24 strong>. According to him, everyone is aware of a certain conflict between the owner of PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and the Russian military command. , the conflict between the Russian General Staff and Prigozhin began after the victory of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkov direction. Then Putin urgently needed to find the culprit for the failure, so his choice fell on the generals.

Putin acted like a Chekist. He unleashed Prigozhin and Kadyrov on the generals, who began to shout and “tear off shoulder straps” from Shoigu and Gerasimov and demand that they go to the front, Piontkovsky noted. Surovikin, who is well acquainted with the Wagnerites from Syria. But after some time, the military command was able to force Putin to remove Surovikin from his post.

A few days later, Putin's second defeat happened. According to Piontkovsky, Prigozhin independently came to the Russian dictator and influenced the generals through him.

The military were forced to report that Soledar was taken thanks to the “heroic efforts of volunteers from Wagner.” Although before that, the Russian General Staff said that there were no mercenaries there.

That is, Putin caved in twice. And in this environment, a lowered godfather is … In my opinion, this is exactly what the President of Ukraine was talking about when he doubted whether Putin was alive. Politically, he is no longer quite alive. He is not in control of the situation and twice conceded against his will. He does not control this conflict between the Wagner PMC and the General Staff,” suggests Piontkovsky.

In addition, the number of various so-called “private military companies” is rapidly growing in Russia. According to Piontkovsky, there are already about 27 of them. And they are all preparing for a mafia war that will come after Putin is removed from power after Russia's defeat in the war.

The states plan to impose sanctions against Wagner PMCs

  • The United States intends to impose additional sanctions against Wagner PMCs. They can define it as a transnational criminal organization.
  • As Valery Klochok, head of the Vezha Center for Public Analytics, noted, the Wagnerites launched their “tentacles” virtually all over the world. Now is the time to respond to them.
  • The American Institute for the Study of War believes that Putin used Yevgeny Prigozhin. After unsuccessful attempts to capture Bakhmut, the dictator despaired of the owner of the Wagner PMC.

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