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Putin's regime hangs by a thread

25 August, 2023 Friday
18:11

Ukrainian political analyst Volodymyr Horbach has commented a video where Russian leader Putin reacts to Prigozhin’s liquidation

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I think you will agree with me that he was very uncomfortable and embarrassed to comment on this fact. His eyes on the table, his tone, his intonation...

But he did say one truthful thing, in fact, he admitted that he had known Prigozhin since the 1990s. From the "turbulent 90s." And that he knew him as a "person of difficult fate" (a euphemism for a criminal) who made "mistakes" at that time (committed crimes).

Well, what can I say, Vladimir Vladimirovich did not save Yevgeny Viktorovich, he did not save him...

And we know why, by the way.

“If everything was as Putin says and Russian propaganda claims, then after the June 24 coup, Putin would have to protect Prigozhin as the apple of his eye. After all, if something happened to him, the suspicion would fall on Putin first. But no.”

Obviously, all of this means that Putin's regime, as a personalistic political regime, was (is?) hanging by a thread. And there are no more crimes that he cannot commit for the sake of self-preservation and self-survival. The only question is whether it will have the strength (and means) to do so.

Otherwise, if you look at the "bulldogs' fight under the carpet" from the outside, it looks like both the bulldogs and the carpet itself have already fallen into the vortex of internal escalation, a life-and-death struggle for power.

And that the external war against Ukraine and the entire West with its insanely inadequate rhetoric of justification is only an instrument of this internal struggle of the aged KGB bulldogs... They are not going to compete in the elections...

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About the author. Volodymyr Horbach, political analyst at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, expert on foreign and domestic policy of Ukraine

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