may have been an assassination attempt amid the Ukraine war, according to an unconfirmed claim.
The Kremlin leader ‘s limousine was allegedly hit by a “loud bang” on its left front wheel followed by heavy smoke.
Putin was unharmed as his car drove to safety but there have been multiple arrests from his security service.
Other bodyguards have vanished amid claims that secret information about the 69-year-old ruler’s movements was compromised, according to General SVR Telegram channel.
In a separate post, the same source claims that Putin had ordered his glamorous lover Alina Kabaeva, 39, a former Olympic gymnast, to have an abortion leading to a “worsening” of their relations.
It is not immediately possible to verify either extraordinary
“On the way to the residence, a few kilometres away, the first escort car was blocked by an ambulance, [and] the second escort car drove around without stopping [due to the] sudden obstacle, and during the detour of the obstacle.
In Putin’s car “a loud bang sounded from the left front wheel followed by heavy smoke”.
Putin’s car “despite the problems with control” made its way out of the attack scene to reach the safety of the residence.
“Subsequently, the body of a man was found driving [the] ambulance, which blocked the first car from the motorcade,” said SVR General.
“The head of the president’s bodyguard [service] and several other people have been suspended and are in custody,” claimed the channel, without naming anyone.
“A narrow circle of people knew about the movement of the president in this cortege, and all of them were from the presidential security service.
“After the incident, three of them disappeared. These were exactly the people who were in the first car of the motorcade.
“Their fate is currently unknown. The car on which they were traveling was found empty a few kilometres from the incident.”