Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t last until the end of the Ukraine war and senior Russian officials are already discussing his replacement, claimed Ukraine’s Chief of Defence intelligence, according to a report.
Major general Kyrylo Budanov claimed that Vladimir Putin is unlikely to last in office until the end of the Ukraine war, The Mirror reported.
Discussions are already taking place for Vladimir Putin to be removed from power, the report added.
“It’s unlikely that he survives it. And currently, there’s active discussions happening in Russia about who’d be there to replace him,” Major general Kyrylo Budanov said.
Ukraine aiming to recapture Kherson: Budanov
Major general Budanov added that Ukraine is aiming to recapture Kherson by the end of November and would even attempt to take back Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. Ukraine could potentially consider to be an endgame to the war, he further said.
Earlier this month the former chief of Britain’s intelligence agency also claimed that Putin would be removed from office. At the moment, the Russian president appears to be in no mood to halt the eight-month-long attack on Ukraine.
Recent missile and drone strikes have destroyed more than 40 percent of Ukraine’s electricity-generating capacity, leading to energy rationing and blackouts across the country.