Russian elites 'plot to oust Putin' and install spymaster as President

22/3/2022 1:48:00 PM

A small band of the elite are said to have become frustrated at the personal cost of the war

Alexander Bortnikov, Putin

A small band of Russian elites are said to have become frustrated at the personal cost of the war.

A small band of the elite are said to have become frustrated at the personal cost of the war

READ MORE:Thousands of Russian troops have been killed and the ‘special military operation’ has ground to a halt in many areas, with reports of poor morale among tropps, lack of supplies and poor logistics.Ukraine's resistance against Russia has been strong

The cell wants the change as soon as possible, Ukrainian intelligence says.Watch: Vladimir Putin praises Russian troops as assault on Ukraine continueshampered.HeraldScotland:A Ukrainian intelligence source said recently: “The official reason for the disgrace of [Bortnikov] is the fatal miscalculations in the war.

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It has been claimed the cell wish to install spymaster Alexander Bortnikov in Putin's place. Bortnikov, 70, is head of the internal spy agency the FSB, and is thought to be one of Putin’s closest advisers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is facing more pressure from fellow members of the Quad - the US, Japan and Australia - to help push Russia toward a ceasefire. READ MORE: Ben Wallace slams 'desperate' Russian tactics after call from Ukrainian PM impersonator However, it has been suggested that relationships between the two men have become strained, with the FSB blamed for blunders including underestimating the strength of Ukrainian resistance and overestimating the effectiveness of the Russian forces and saboteur cells. He also repeated his acknowledgement made earlier this month that Ukraine could not now secure Nato membership. Thousands of Russian troops have been killed and the ‘special military operation’ has ground to a halt in many areas, with reports of poor morale among tropps, lack of supplies and poor logistics." Mr Modi, by contrast, only spoke on economic issues. HeraldScotland:   Ukraine's resistance against Russia has been strong Among the conspiracies being considered to remove Putin are poisoning or an “accident”, according to Kyiv sources. you cannot truly understand what they are prepared to do in order to stop the war and what they are prepared to do if we are not ready for this or that compromise," Mr Zelensky said in an interview cited by Interfax Ukraine.

A Western source said there is “significant suspicion” a small group of plotters will try to get rid of the Russian president. India, the world's largest buyer of Russian weapons, plans to push back by arguing the purchases are necessary to counter China's growing military assertiveness and its other neighbor, Pakistan.. The cell wants the change as soon as possible, Ukrainian intelligence says. Putin has sacked eight generals to divert blame from himself as the war drags on. India operates over 250 Su-30 MKi Russian-made fighter jets, seven Kilo-class submarines and more than 1,200 Russian-made T-90 tanks - all of which are operational for another decade, the people said. The paranoid leader has publicly ranted about “traitors” he suspects of being disloyal, possibly by leaking information. Since Russian troops poured into Ukraine last month, Zelenskiy has issued increasingly urgent calls for talks to end the fighting. Watch: Vladimir Putin praises Russian troops as assault on Ukraine continues The plotters picked Bortnikov as they believe he could spearhead the restoration of economic ties with the West, according to Ukrainian intelligence.56 billion) that include a nuclear submarine to be leased to India and S-400 air defence system batteries. Remote video URL.

Members of the elite are increasingly worried about Russia being a pariah state, and having their houses, bank accounts and yachts seized – and their ability to travel and do hampered. Story continues An FSB boss was sacked over errors before the invasion, and Bortnikov has been left in disgrace with Putin. "Despite efforts at diversification, India's military hardware is still almost 70 per cent Russian," said Ms Manjari Chatterjee Miller, a senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of"Why Nations Rise: Narratives and the path to Great Power.youtube. HeraldScotland:   Vladimir Putin relies on a close circle of advisers A Ukrainian intelligence source said recently: “The official reason for the disgrace of [Bortnikov] is the fatal miscalculations in the war. “Bortnikov and his department were responsible for analysing the mood of Ukraine and the ability of the Ukrainian army. The cost for India to replace all of its Russian-origin equipment is daunting.” READ MORE: Scottish man travels to support Ukrainian military forces It is also suspected that tip-offs from Putin’s inner circle of spies have helped Ukraine ambush the invaders and foil the numerous attempts to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelensky. "I am ready at a meeting with the president of Russia to raise the issue of occupied territories, but I am certain that a solution will not come at this meeting," Zelenskiy said in his interview.

The claims of a plot to topple Putin come from information leaked by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence Main Intelligence Directorate. "New Delhi also lacks options to replace military systems like air defense platforms it cannot easily get elsewhere," said Dr Ian Hall, professor of international relations at Griffith University and author of"Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy. It has been suggested that the leak may have been made to sow dissent within the top echelons of Putin’s regime, where officials have a habit of dying suddenly events turn against them. Advertisement . Still, so far the US and its allies have sought to avoid an open rift with India: a joint statement after Quad leaders spoke in the wake of Mr Putin's invasion failed to condemn Russia. The presidents meet, reach an agreement on withdrawing troops and there are security guarantees of one sort or another," he said.