The war can follow the worst scenario – Grozev – UNIAN

Many in Putin’s circle are not satisfied with his waging war against Ukraine.

There are risks of rapid removal from the post of Russian President Vladimir Putin. But in such a case, the power can be seized by the supporters of a great war, the so-called “hawks”.

About it on the air FREEDOM Bellingcat investigator Hristo Grozev said.

Grozev believes that at the moment Putin does not have a strategy for advancing the occupying forces and he “has to rewrite it every day”, “he has to work directly with the field commanders”.

“The worst scenario is when the “wing” of the “hawks” (seizes) political power… There is a risk that the wing that believes it is necessary to do full mobilization will take this power – this is the worst option for the whole world,” Grozev noted. .

At the same time, the journalist considers the option, according to which Putin loses power slowly, to be a slightly better option.

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The intensification of the “hawks” in Putin’s entourage is evidenced by the unpunished criticism of the commander-in-chief’s actions on social networks by racist bloggers.

“Look at the increasing boldness of this wing. They speak through their speakers, including Girkin, they begin to criticize Putin more and more openly, they say more and more that the West should be bombed, and not only the “decision-making center”. They continue to write, they are free, so they have a roof. I think this is a rather dangerous scenario,” said Grozev.

Answering the question of whether Putin has a successor, Grozev admitted that Volodymyr Alekseev, the first deputy head of the GRU, could see himself in the position of president.

The war in Ukraine: current data

On August 29, the command of the Armed Forces officially announced the start of a military counteroffensive in the Kherson region. The advance of Ukrainian forces is accompanied by the destruction of Russian logistics in the occupied territories.

Ukraine keeps quiet about the success of the deoccupation of the districts, and Russia claims that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces was crushed the same day in the evening.

As of August 30, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in five directions – in Kharkiv, Sloviansk, Bakhmut, Avdiiv, and Yuzhnobuz. Artillery shelling continues in some areas near Avdiivka.

Along with the beginning of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces, Russia again struck civilians in Mykolaiv. On the morning of August 30, the enemy attacked Zaporozhye.

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