The main intelligence department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry writes that the goal of this group of dissenting elites is to remove Putin from power as soon as possible and restore economic ties with the West, destroyed due to the war in Ukraine.
They consider FSB director Alexander Bortnikov as Putin’s successor. Interestingly, it was Bortnikov who recently fell into disgrace with Putin. The official reason for the disgrace of the head of the FSB is fatal calculations in the war against Ukraine.
“Bortnikov and his department were responsible for analyzing the attitude of the Ukrainian population and the capabilities of the Ukrainian army.
It is known that Bortnikov and some other influential representatives of the Russian elite are considering various options for removing Putin from power. In particular, poisoning, a sudden illness, or any other accident is not ruled out,” Ukrainian intelligence reports.