Putin regales his ex-colleagues as scapegoats for Ukraine invasion setbacks, analyst says
Russia’s attack on Ukraine seems not to be running according to plan, and President Vladimir Putin appears determined on accusing his old associates at the Federal Security Bureau (FSB) – the intelligence agency successor to the KGB – of the quagmire.
Putin reportedly sanctified more than 100 agents from the FSB, and his administration sent the head of the department reliable for Ukraine to prison.
The Times of London reported on Monday that nearly 150 FSB officials have been dismissed. The displaced agents belonged to the Fifth Service, a unit that Putin – then head of the FSB – set up in 1998 to bring out operations in the governments of the retired Soviet Union, aiming to hold those countries in Russia’s orbit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said to female flight associates in statements published on state TV on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
Authorities set Sergei Beseda, the ex-director of the Fifth Service, under home arrest last month. He has since been shifted to the FSB-run Lefortovo jail in Moscow, The Times informed. The NKVD, the KGB’s ancestor, used the prison for interrogation and suffering during Stalin’s 1930s Great Purge.
This action sent a “very strong message” to further nobility in Russia, Andrei Soldatov, a specialist with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), informed The Times.
“I was surprised by this,” Soldatov told that Putin could have quite smoothly fired him or transmitted him off to some provincial job in Siberia. Lefortovo is not a pleasant place and shipping him there is a sign as to how incredibly Putin takes this stuff.”
Analysts formerly told in a fox news report that Beseda’s cabin arrest sentence appeared a form of revenge for intelligence mistakes in Ukraine.
According to Soldatov’s fifth service report, it is the most liable department of the FSB, which is in the power of espionage in Ukraine. And now it seems like Vladimir Putin eventually comprehended that the intelligence he was presented with before the invasion was not quite accurate. And he has begun glancing around attempting to find somebody to blame.”
While Russian armies fight to take land in Ukraine, Moscow is even fighting an intelligence war. The U.S. FBI reported last week that it had disrupted a Russian military hacking method to set up a “botnet” on victim gadgets in the U.S. and elsewhere. Delinquent last month, Ukrainian intelligence released a purported list of better than 600 Russian spies.
Torres informed journalists Tuesday that they have been disgusted and shocked by Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war of attack against Ukraine. They have been repelled by his war crimes against the Ukrainian citizens, and it is in that context that he has formally requested that the FBI unlock an inquiry regarding reports of spying on the Russian diplomatic compound.