Vladimir Putin, 69, appears to be paranoid. According to a source working in the upper echelons of the Russian Ministry, Putin in February reportedly replaced 1,000 personal employees who meet his needs on a daily basis. Bodyguards, cooks, laundries, and secretaries were replaced.
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The reason: Putin is said to fear a toxic attack on his part. Thanks to daily contact with Putin, his employees became well acquainted with his habits. A French intelligence officer familiar with the assassination attempts put forward this theory.
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In the case of assassination, one thing is particularly important: “Scheduling is everything.” The French intelligence agent also makes it clear that such an attack on Russia’s most powerful man does not come cheap. “It would be an expensive job.”
Russian intelligence carried out countless poisoned attacks. In 2018, former Russian agent Sergei Skripal (70) and his daughter were poisoned with the neurotoxin novichok in Salisbury, England. Opposition politician Alexei Navalny, 45, who has since been arrested, was also due to be gagged with the same poison. (Mr)
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