Vladimir Putin is not likely in a good mood tonight. In fact, he’s probably been a bit of a sourpuss for about a month now, as his once-fearsome army has now gone belly up in Ukraine.
Just this week it was reported that the Ukrainians had beaten the Ruskies back out of a key Kyiv suburb, but then we come to find out that these incompetent cretins sent here by the Kremlin are actually so ignorant that they nuked themselves rolling into Pripyat.
But now, to make matters even worse for the Russian Federation “president”, his soldiers are telling their commanding officers to shove it.
New intelligence out of Ukraine shows that some Russian troops are refusing to carry out orders, even going so far to sabotage their equipment, Jeremy Fleming, head of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said on Wednesday.
The spy chief shared the information during a speech at the Australian National University in Canberra. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin “massively misjudged” the capabilities of his military, adding, “We believe Putin’s advisers are afraid to tell him the truth.”
And it gets worse.
Ukraine has fought back harder than Putin expected, Fleming said, and “we’ve seen Russian soldiers — short of weapons and morale — refusing to carry out orders, sabotaging their own equipment, and even accidentally shooting down their own aircraft.”
In addition, military experts have stated that as many as 60% of Russia’s guided missile attacks have failed, adding further embarrassment for Putin’s army.