Putin is facing ‘a quick military catastrophe’ with his army in an impossible situation


Vladimir Putin is leading Russia towards revolution, making the same catastrophic military mistakes as Russia did in 1917, warns a leading pro-Kremlin war analyst, Daily Mail reports.

His army is at the point of no return where he loses if it attacks and if it retreats, said Igor Strelkov, a former FSB colonel and ex-defence minister of self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic in Russian-occupied Ukraine.

‘Intelligent people have come to the conclusion that, in the current situation, Russia is in a complete Zugzwang,’ he said, in reference to a chess dilemma in which a player is put at a disadvantage because of their obligation to move.

The word is German for ‘compulsion to move’. ‘It is impossible to keep on defending because it quickly worsens [our] strategic position,’ Strelkov said.

Vladimir Putin is leading Russia towards revolution, making the same catastrophic military mistakes as Russia did in 1917, warns Strelkov

‘And it is impossible to attack, since this is fraught with a quick military catastrophe.’

He warned: ‘The combat effectiveness and morale of the army is strongly reminiscent of the same before the July 1917 offensive of [Alexander] Kerensky.’

Strelkov – real name Igor Girkin – was one of the key players in Putin seizing control of Crimea in 2014, and subjugating Ukrainian region Donetsk the same year.

He has key support among army and secret services commanders below the top level.

He has long criticised the Russian leader’s current war strategy, and demanded the rushed mobilisation of one million more fighters to defeat Ukraine, as well as a clear-cut of Putin’s top commanders and defence ministers.

In his latest critique, he said: ‘There is not a word said about the Kremlin going for radical personnel changes and other necessary reforms

‘No-one believes in this anymore.’

He warned of a repeat of Russia’s errors in the months before the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 which led to the defeat of a ‘liberal’ government ushering in seven decades of communist tyranny.

He implied Putin’s military strategy is triggering his own downfall.

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