Putin fears competition from Russian generals
During the war in Ukraine, some high-ranking military officials may get “excessive popularity”. In this regard, the media of the Russian Federation do not cover the actions of the generals at the front, but only about the “exploits” enlisted men.
The head of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, fears competition from Russian generals.
This was reported by sources close to the administration of the President of the Russian Federation.
Yes, generals appear in news stories only to award soldiers or to receive a medal themselves. It is noted that the title of Hero of Russia was given to Colonel General Alexander Lapin and Major General Esedulla Abachev. This was due to the fact that Russia “took control” of the Luhansk region in early July.
Lapin is the commander of the central military district and the group of troops “Center”, which was engaged in the capture of the region. He had already been targeted by the media when he presented his son with a medal for the “liberation” of the Chernihiv region on the day the withdrawal of Russian troops from there was announced.
In Putin's statement, Abachev was named deputy commander of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District, however, according to unofficial data, he is the head of the 2nd Army Corps of the People's Militia of the self-proclaimed LPR.
As noted, the President of the Russian Federation fears that, having become famous among citizens, the generals may cease to obey him and even compete in politics.
According to the source, Putin remembers General Alexander Lebed. In the 1990s, as a well-known military official, he entered politics and even came third in the 1996 presidential election. In the second round, he supported President Boris Yeltsin, receiving in exchange for the post of chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Recall that the UN said that the only way to prevent world hunger is by deblocking the Black Sea ports of Ukraine.