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  1. #1 Could Putin Be Deposed? Former Kremlin Ex-Minister Thinks It's Possible! 
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    In a recent interview* with a former Kremlin insider, Andrei Kozyrev believes that if things go badly for Russia in the current war (and things are getting worse by the day), it is possible that Putin could be deposed, and a new "President" installed to oversee a withdrawal.

    Quoting from the article:

    "Reports have emerged from Moscow in recent days that there is increasing nervousness and anger from some around Mr Putin about the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian leader is said to have been convinced Ukraine’s defence would be broken in a few days on the basis of intelligence gathered by agents on the ground."

    and that :

    "Mr Kozyrev told The Times the price for a botched war could be ‘armed escort either to the grave or to retirement’. The ex-foreign minister was tasked by Boris Yeltsin with rebuilding relations beyond the Iron Curtain following the collapse of the Soviet Union and was part of the government during the 1991 coup attempt launched by communist hard-liners. He said: ‘Many Russian tsars were killed. Many were dismissed one way or the other."

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    Based on the current events of the war in Ukraine, it would appear that Putin has not been very good at predicting its course. Those who might depose him may very well be counting the reasons for such drastic action. It would seem such reasons would be fairly numerous, various and, above all, quite obvious.


    "Putin 'could be deposed in Kremlin coup over Ukraine war', ex-minister claims "

    * https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world...ims/ar-AAUYmvd


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    Former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove has made some comments of interest about the future of Russia's Vladimir Putin*. They do not suggest there is a rosy future for him.

    Quoting from the article:

    "Like many great dictators, I just wonder whether he will ever enjoy the benefits or the fruits of his ill gotten gains...He's made a dreadful mistake over Ukraine. What the outcome of that will be is difficult to predict, but he's going to come to some sort of unpleasant end," Dearlove said of Putin.

    We should all hope that such an end comes much sooner than any later.


    "Putin Will Come to 'Unpleasant End' in One of Two Ways: Former MI6 Head"

    * https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-pu...on-mi6-1732969


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    I concur that he deserves justice at the hands of his own

    Still he was not alone in expecting a quick collapse of Kiev.I was in the good company of the Pentagon or the US foreign department as well as most others at a guess.

    We all remember Zelensky 's heroic reply to the offer of a helicopter from the Americans.

    Maybe justice would suggest a helicopter's involvement in Putin's wished for demise.
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