Russian intelligence spreads information about Putin's death: Ukraine's general explains why
Mykola Malomuzh, General of Ukraine's Army, former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, noted that the spread of news about Putin's death is Russia's internal political combination to test the loyalty of Putin's circle, security forces, oligarchs, politicians, as well as regional and national elites
The expert spoke about this on Espreso TV.
"First of all, this is an internal political combination. They periodically launch such information to test the loyalty of Putin's entourage and regional elites, and they also wait for the reaction of foreign partners. Against this background, the entire model of special services is involved, which begins to control security forces, politicians, oligarchs, regional and national leaders to find out what models can operate and who is the opponent. Agents and equipment are involved in this situation, everything is tapped, and conclusions are drawn," explained the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.
According to Malomuzh, special attention is being paid to retired military generals, as some of them are known to have died. Recently, there was news about the death of a Russian general and his wife for unknown reasons. There is also attention to the generals who have left the front, some of whom have written reports that disagree with the position, so they are suspended, and their activities are being checked to see if they will raise any kind of coup. And the news that Putin is no longer there may be a test detonator.
"The reactions of the closest circle are also monitored, as well as which groups will appear. We remember what happened after Stalin's death - Beria, Khrushchev, and others. Perhaps this option is being considered. Accordingly, they still pay attention to contacts from abroad, who will be interested in how and so on. Or perhaps someone else will emerge in terms of new initiatives, either political or operational, in relation to Russia in the period when Putin is gone. For example, on whom the West will bet. So this is a multifaceted model that Putin, as a former KGB officer, is constantly working out with his entourage. We shouldn't relax, we see this as a Russian combination. Putin is still there, unfortunately. And we must work primarily on the battlefield," Mykola Malomuzh summarized.
- On October 26, an anonymous Russian Telegram channel posted a message about Putin's death.
- The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, said that the fake news about the alleged death of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin was part of the election campaign.