A crack in Vladimir Putin’s war machine appears to be growing as two of his greatest allies in the senseless slaughter of Ukrainians blow up the country’s “weak” military.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov made his displeasure public on Telegram late Monday, saying he was “extremely unhappy” with the current state of the war.
“Earlier we said that we were conducting a special military operation on Ukrainian territory, but the war is already happening on our territory,” he said in a 13-minute recording, clearly showing Russia local authorities blamed Ukraine over the weekend.
“We have already declared martial law in the areas bordering Ukraine, but they [Ukrainians] Not shy, they shoot… We answer weakly in response.
He said Russian leaders shouldn’t worry about angering the West because “everything that could have happened has already happened” and “it can’t get any worse”.
“Europe has no power. What do they do, send LGBT people?”
His criticism points to a full 180 just two weeks ago, calling him “100% satisfied” with the Russian airstrikes that killed at least 19 Ukrainian civilians after weeks of prompting more brutal attacks. There are,” he said.
In the wake of his latest comments, pro-Kremlin bloggers cheered him on his outspokenness and ditched Moscow’s favorite euphemism for “special military operations” in favor of calling war a war. praised. All Russian patriots want to hear now. ”
(Under new Russian law, calling a war a “war” is punishable by imprisonment.
Kadyrov’s outspoken Moscow scorched-earth campaign in Ukraine mirrors what Putin’s ally Evgeny Prigozhin did during the war. Businessman Prigozhin, spearheading a twisted recruitment campaign among the Wagner Group’s inmates, used unorthodox methods and thousands of freed prisoners to wage “this damned war” for the Russian president. I began to publicly position myself as the only man who could “win”.
In a brazen move that appears to show Putin’s own sunken stature among Russia’s elite, Prigozhin is said to have conveyed his grievances about the war directly to Russia’s leaders.
Two unnamed US officials cited by Washington Post On Tuesday, Prigozhin said he personally confronted Putin over the perceived failure of the war and blamed military officials for the recent setbacks.
“Prigozin’s decision to stand up to Putin is just the latest sign of his frustration,” a source said. post.
Putin is also said to be feeling the heat of public anger over his recent “partial mobilization” in support of the war.
Russian leaders have actively expressed the idea of suspending mobilization until the New Year, according to a Telegram channel ostensibly run by a former member of the Russian Federal Protection Service, which still has sources within the government. According to the Yellow Folder.
“Putin is now discussing ways to ‘pause’ the mobilization to calm people down and defuse tensions in society,” the channel reported on Tuesday.