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.
‘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.’
‘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.