White House spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said the United States had information that Putin “feels misled by the Russian military.”
It said it reportedly led to “ongoing tensions between Putin and his military leadership.” BBC.
Nor will Putin be told of the full impact of economic sanctions against the country.
“Putin’s war is a fatal strategic mistake that ultimately leads to Russia becoming weaker and more isolated in the world,” Bedingfield said.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says the Achilles heel authoritarian regimes It is the lack of people in the systems who dare to tell the truth to the leaders.
– I think this is something we see in Russia, says Blinken.
US and British intelligence
It is intelligence in both the United States and Britain that underlies estimates that Putin is being misled.
It is not known what they base their assessments on. But, unlike during the Afghanistan crisis last year, Western intelligence has proven to have good assessments before and during the war in Ukraine.
The head of the British intelligence organization GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming, is one of those who say employees are “afraid to tell the port the truth,” writes Watchman.
However, he believes that Putin now realizes that the war is going badly for Russia.
– Although we think Putin’s employees are afraid to tell him the truth. Fleming says the wrong judgments that have been made are quite clear.
Bad relationship with the Minister of Defense
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was previously considered one of Putin’s closest defense ministers and has been mentioned as a possible successor to the president.
It was also Shoigu who took Putin on vacations around Russia where the president was photographed on horseback, hunting and other “manly” activities.
Now Shoigu is one of those who should have ended up resenting Putin. Earlier in March, two FSB leaders were reportedly placed under house arrest, according to reports The New York Times.
The Russians say they sabotage the invasion
GCHQ chief Fleming also says that Russian soldiers refuse to obey orders and sabotage their own equipment.
We see Russian soldiers – who already have scarce weapons and morals – refusing to obey orders, sabotaging their own equipment and even accidentally shooting down their fighter planes.
That’s what Fleming said in a speech in Australia on Thursday.
Several places in Ukraine have Russian forces in recent days retired و After suffering heavy losses,
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