UKRAINIAN intelligence has claimed that members of the Russian elite are planning to poison Vladimir Putin.
The goal of the “Russian elite” is to supposedly remove the president from power as soon as possible before restoring economic ties with the West.
Powerful insiders are allegedly dismayed at the ramifications of the war and the sanctions imposed on the Russian economy.
The Chief Directorate of Intelligence said: “It is known that Bortnikov and some other influential representatives of the Russian elite are considering various options to remove Putin from power.
“In particular, poisoning, sudden disease, or any other ‘coincidence’ is not excluded.”
Bortnikov, 70, is a close ally of Putin and the two men climbed the ladder up Russian society together.
They both served on the KGB in Leningrad, before Bortnikov took over the rebranded security agency.
An in-depth investigation by the Dossier Centre claims that Bortnikov’s FSB is both the brain and the heart of the Putin regime, a “state within the state”.
Russian top brass ‘plan to POISON Vladimir Putin and have chosen his successor according to Ukrainian intelligence’Russian top brass ‘plan to POISON Vladimir Putin and have chosen his successor according to Ukrainian intelligence’