Vladimir Putin fears being assassinated after Russia was forced to withdraw troops from Kherson.
The dictator is said to believe that he faces threats from both the west and supporters of the Ukraine war, who are frustrated with his military’s continuous defeats.
Political analyst Sergey Markov claims that Putin’s decision not to travel to the upcoming G20 summit in Bali is because he worries that his enemies will attempt his life.
He said: “The reasons why Putin is not going to G20 are serious. There is a strong possibility of an assassination attempt on Putin from the special services of the US, Britain and Ukraine.
“After defeat in Kherson, Russia’s status as a great state is questionable. They will be putting pressure on and demand soft capitulation.”
Several prominent voices have hit out at the Putin regime for the lack of military success during the conflict.
State TV war correspondent Anastasia Kashevarova – a loyalist speaker at the Russian parliament – raged at the surrender in Kherson.
She said: “We bit a huge bite, couldn’t swallow it and are burping it back now. We burped out Izyum, Balakleya, Liman. What was the great plan?”
Appearing in his latest video address, the Ukrainian president has shared the latest achievements of his country’s forces.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 41 settlements in Ukraine’s south had been liberated.
Putin to skip G20 Summit
Vladimir Putin will skip the G20 summit next week over fears his critics could assassinate him after Russia’s crushing loss in Kherson, a pro-Kremlin mouthpiece has claimed. Russia has started withdrawing troops from the strategic Ukrainian city in what is seen by many within the country as a humiliating defeat for Putin. Sergey Markov, once a close adviser of the warmonger, has now claimed the secret services in the UK, US, or Ukraine might try to take him out at the meeting of advanced economies in Bali next week.
Posting shortly after Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and General Sergei Surovikin were hauled on state TV to announce the humiliating retreat, Markov wrote: “The reasons as to why Putin is not going to G20 are serious.
“1) There is a big possibility of an assassination attempt on Putin from the special services of the US, Britain and Ukraine.
“2) A possibility of humiliating situations. For example, some disabled social activist knocks Putin down – as if accidentally – and all world media splash a picture with the caption ‘President of Russia is down on all fours’. I am certain this kind of situation is being planned by some completely mad Westerners.
“3) After defeat in Kherson, Russia’s status as a great state is questionable. They will be putting pressure on and demand soft capitulation.”
Markov has joined the chorus of furious criticism lambasting the latest crushing retreat from the Kremlin in a war Russia appears edging closer to be losing.
He said: “If Russia wants to win, we must switch the economy into a military regime. This decision is already six months late. We have got to be tougher. Tougher. Drones, communication, missiles and shells must be produced by our factories 24/7.”
Putin supporter and Russian war correspondent Anastasia Kashevarova launched into a furious outburst, raging at “who and why” Kherson surrendered.
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