RUSSIA – Since the Maidan Revolution of 2014, which was carried out on the orders of then Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, currently the US State Department’s Undersecretary for Policy, regime change in Russia has been a top priority of the globalist wing of US foreign policy. . Following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, President Joe Biden declared on March 26 that Putin “cannot stay in power” and endorsed calls for a change of government.
This weekend’s mutiny by the Wagner Group has sparked a flurry of comments in the press and on social media suggesting the Russian president may ultimately be overthrown. Putin remained in power even as Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin accepted a deal from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, called off a march on Moscow and fled to Moscow’s closest ally instead. the likelihood of tactical nuclear weapons being used.
Since Maidan, which Nuland and his colleagues believe would lead to the downfall of Putin, Russia has drifted into an ugly form of nationalism. Russia’s tenure in Crimea, home to its Black Sea Fleet, was challenged by the US-sponsored coup against President-elect Viktor Yanukovych, prompting Russia to annex the peninsula, which has been Russian territory since the era of Catherine the Great. As a member of the Russian military, Prigozhin symbolizes a growing view that Putin has been a weakling in the face of Western plots against Russia.
Putin managed to convince Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to send soldiers to Moscow to stop Prigozhin’s relentless advance on the capital, so he is part of that consensus. Kadyrov and Prigozhin have worked together to oppose Putin’s military leadership, with both men calling on the Kremlin to take more forceful and decisive action in Ukraine. Western intelligence agencies reportedly witnessed Prigozhin’s military procession for more than a week, but Putin had no idea. Even more surprisingly, the Russian army did not intervene when the convoy moved less than 200 kilometers from Moscow; all that stood in his way were a few helicopters, of which Wagner’s troops shot down three.