Could Putin Get Overthrown in a Coup?
What could lead to a coup d’état in Russia? (Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel Here) There are some scenarios under which an overthrow of President Vladimir Putin becomes more likely. Russia could lose the war, destroying Putin’s ability to command. Mutiny by high leadership is one possibility, arising from continued losses on the battlefield or […]This video from NBC News shows Putin springing quickly and confidently down the steps of his airplane in Belarus. He takes food offered from a Belarusian staffer and pops it in his mouth. His hands are not shaking. He holds a bouquet of flowers, and there is no discernable tremble in his arms or fingers that would indicate Parkinson’s.
Russia’s top diplomat warned the US Tuesday against ordering a so-called “decapitation strike” targeting President Vladimir Putin.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked about the alleged assassination plan in a wide-ranging interview with the state new agency Tass.
“Some ‘unnamed officials’ from the Pentagon essentially threatened to carry out a ‘decapitation strike’ against the Kremlin,” he said. “Basically, we are talking about a threat to physically eliminate the head of the Russian government.”
Lavrov cautioned: “if such ideas are, in fact, being considered by someone, that someone should very carefully think of the possible consequences of such plans.”
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Lavrov’s comments refer to a Pentagon officer speaking on condition of anonymity telling Newsweek in September that the Department of Defense was considering assassinating Putin in the heart of the Kremlin in response to a potential nuclear strike by Russia. © Provided by New York Post
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked about a possible “decapitation strike” allegedly being planned by the US to assassinate President Putin.REUTERS
At the time, the Russian Embassy in Washington DC slammed the Pentagon official’s statement as “delusional” and “reckless.”
In his interview with Tass, Lavrov also accused the US and its NATO allies, which have sent tens of billions of dollars worth of military aid to Ukraine since the start of the war, of seeking to defeat Russia on the battlefield as a way of “significantly weakening or even destroying” the country.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that his “unstoppable” nuclear missile dubbed the “Satan II” will soon be ready for combat, as the country gears up to expand its military and revamp its nuclear forces. In a speech to the Defense Military Board in Moscow Wednesday, Putin vowed to give his armed forces anything they asked for to support the invasion of Ukraine — and emphasized that there were “no financial restrictions” on what his government would provide its combat personnel. He said the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile will be deployed for combat in the near future.
“The actions of the countries of the collective West and (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky under their control confirm the global nature of the Ukrainian crisis,” Lavrov said. © Provided by New York Post
Lavrov was referring to a statement made by an unnamed Pentagon official who said that the Defense Department was considering eliminating Putin. SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images
The hawkish Putin crony reiterated that Russia and the US cannot maintain normal relations, blaming the administration of the President Biden.
“It is objectively impossible to maintain normal communication with the Biden administration, which declares the infliction of a strategic defeat on our country as a goal,” Lavrov said.
Putin has repeatedly floated the idea of peace talks in recent days, but his top diplomat made it clear that Moscow has several preconditions, including that Ukraine recognize Russia’s conquest of around a fifth of its territory.
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Putin signed a law earlier this year that effectively made it illegal to refer to Russia's attack on Ukraine as a "war" or "invasion.""Our goal is not to spin this flywheel of a military conflict, but, on the contrary, to end this war," Putin said during a press conference Thursday. "This is what we are striving for.
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Lavrov warned that a strike targeting the Kremlin would be followed by “consequences.”Bloomberg via Getty Images
“Our proposals for the demilitarization and denazification of the territories controlled by the regime, the elimination of threats to Russia’s security emanating from there, including our new lands… are well known to the enemy,” Tass quoted Lavrov as saying. “All that is left is: fulfill them for your own good, or the issue will be decided The point is simple: [Fulfill] them for your own good. Otherwise, the Russian army will decide the issue.”
When asked how long the conflict in Ukraine, already in its 11th month, would last, Lavrov said it was entirely up to Kyiv and its Western allies.
“The ball is on the side of the (Ukrainian) regime and its backers in Washington,” Lavrov said. “They could at any moment stop their pointless resistance.”
Another Putin critic dies after falling out a window .
Pavel Antov died Sunday after falling from a hotel window in India, making him the second critic of President Vladimir Putin to die this way in 2022.According to reports, Pavel Antov fell from a hotel window in Rayagada, India, just days after celebrating his 65th birthday. He was visiting the state of Odisha in eastern India.