The greatest enemy to fear is the enemy within. Ukrainian president and many others believe that Putin’s downfall will come from within.
The Ukrainian president, one of many has predicted that a time of ‘fragility’ in Putin‘s leadership will eventually come, prompting his allies to act against him.
‘There will certainly be a moment when the fragility of Putin’s regime is felt in Russia,’ Zelensky said.
‘Then carnivores will eat the carnivore. It is very important, and they will need a reason to justify this. They will recall the words of Komarov, of Zelenskyy…They will remember. They will find a reason to kill the killer. Will it work? Yes. When? I don’t know.’
This comes after reports of supposed frustrations among Putin’s inner circle have been frequent in recent months, as the war in Ukraine has continued to drag on with the Russian army suffering historically catastrophic losses and a definitive victory for either side nowhere in sight.
EsB understands that the Russian president’s closest allies were growing increasingly frustrated with him, speculating that has no idea what he is doing and no solid plan moving forward in Ukraine.
Speculation from intelligence experts has often highlighted the likelihood that Putin will be ousted by his inner circle.
Speaking with The Daily Beast over the summer, former CIA official Daniel Hoffman said that Putin’s ousting by his allies would be an abrupt and covert move.
‘These guys that are going to do it are going to be so secret about it, so that Putin doesn’t find them and kill them first,’ Hoffman explained. ‘It’ll happen all of a sudden. And he’ll be dead.’
A man who is not fully loved by his people will be assassinated first, and a man who is loved by his countrymen would be easily shield from assassination since they know where the risk is coming from in the first place.
It is also worth noting that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has survived a number of assassination and kidnapping attempts by Russian or pro-Russian agents during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian government officials and news sources.
There is only a bounty on Zelenskyy from the outside, but as for Putin, people from outside are asking for ready to take their chances against him, including his allies.