Judging by what the world is witnessing in Ukraine today, it has become fairly obvious that Vladimir Putin has no real exit strategy.
The Russian President is not concerned about the trouble coming his way in the form of sanctions or war crimes trials, and his nonchalance has imbued the entire situation with an uneasy fatalism. If Putin’s cancer diagnosis rumors are true, then we may just be living through the wailing, gnashing throes of his end-of-life mental saga, handcuffed by the Moscow madman’s nuclear threats.
But for some, even the Big C wasn’t getting the problem solved fast enough.
The head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin survived an assassination attempt two months ago.
Speaking to the Ukrainian news outlet Pravda Ukraine, Maj. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov said there was an “unsuccessful” attempt against the Kremlin leader’s life at the start of Russia’s brutal invasion of its neighbor.
Russia’s tight control over their media likely helped to smother the story, but Budanov was certain.
“Putin was assassinated,” Budanov told the news outlet. “He was even attacked in the line of, as they say, representatives of the Caucasus not so long ago. This is nonpublic information. Absolutely unsuccessful attempt, but it really took place. … It was about two months ago.”
Putin has been dipping his toes ever-further into tyranny of late, and, as a result, is believed to have survived a number of assassination attempts throughout his career.