Reportedly surviving five assassination attempts, Russian President Vladimir Putin is now so fearful for his life that he has surrounded himself with an elite team of snipers.
The latest attempt is said to have taken place at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, although details are only now emerging.
The head of Ukraine’s defense intelligence service, Kyrylo Budanov, said there had been an “unsuccessful attempt” on the president’s life.
Budanov told Ukraine’s Pravda: “Putin was assassinated…
“He was attacked not so long ago even in the line of representatives of the Caucasus, as they say.
“This is non-public information. A totally unsuccessful attempt, but it really happened… It was about 2 months ago.”
“Once again he was unsuccessful. There is no publicity for this event, but it happened.”
It was unclear who was behind the alleged attack and where it took place.
Putin is now said to be so afraid of another attempt on his life that he has surrounded himself with crack snipers and is said to be traveling with them everywhere.
The crack-shot snipers have a very important job, which is to find other shooters and “knock them out” before they get a chance to pull the trigger on Putin.
The Russian President is said to have become obsessed with the idea that someone is after him, leading him to seek shelter in his remote bunker.
Putin’s army of servants hired to protect him are the only ones allowed to get close enough as he is obsessed with assassination plots.
The suspicious despot even hires a team of people to taste his food before eating it, convinced he may be poisoned.
It seems that behind the scenes, the Russian dictator is becoming increasingly paranoid, fearing someone in his own inner sanctum might be poisoning him.
There were rumors the former KGB spy even ordered special gloves to protect his skin from possible exposure to killer substances.
Even his daily morning swim is no longer sacred to him, as he tests the water for suspicious chemical levels several times a day.
With he approaching the age of 70 and rumors of his deteriorating health circulating, it is understood that the Russian President’s trusted generals now view him as incompetent and humiliating.
According to reports, the tyrant is constantly accompanied by a legion of doctors as he battles his mysterious illness.
However, Putin’s fears may be justified as there have been at least four previous attempts on his life.
VISIT TO AZERBAIJAN
During a state visit by Putin to Azerbaijan in 2002, an Iraqi was arrested after what appeared to be a plot to assassinate the Russian president.
The attempt was reportedly to be carried out in January 2002 by an Iraqi with ties to Afghan and Chechen rebels.
He was supposed to deliver explosives to a co-conspirator.
Security forces found out about the plot and arrested the man and his accomplice.
They were sentenced to ten years in prison.
BOMB UNDER THE HIGHWAY
In November 2002, details of another conspiracy over Putin’s life surfaced.
The Russian guide was supposed to drive on a highway near the Kremlin.
There was a group of people along the way who claimed they were putting up new signs.
Just an hour later, a media outlet reported that 40 kilos of explosives had been spotted detonating along the road.
The devices then mysteriously disappeared and Putin’s car was diverted.
Officials to this day refuse to comment on the affair, even denying it ever took place.
BRIT COPS FOIL CONSPIRACY
In October 2003, British anti-terrorist police reportedly foiled a plot to assassinate Putin.
A source told the Sunday Times that two male would-be assassins had been arrested but released without charge and returned to Russia.
It was alleged the men, one allegedly a former Russian intelligence assassin, planned to have Putin shot by a sniper during a trip abroad.
According to the report, the former Russian agent knew a senior officer in the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s state security service and successor to the Soviet KGB, who would provide intelligence on Putin’s movements abroad and allow assassins to score a hit.
Details were given to British police by Alexander Litvinenko, a former FSB officer who defected to Britain three years ago, after being contacted by the alleged conspirator, the newspaper said.
Police officers confirmed at the time that two men, aged 40 and 36, were being held by police in connection with the allegation, but they were released after questioning and said no further action would be taken against them.
Chechen Adam Osmayev, who was said to have ties to Britain, was paraded on Russian TV after an alleged assassination attempt on Putin was foiled in 2012.
The so-called “terrorist” was arrested by special forces in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa.
He later appeared on state television, half-naked and with apparent injuries, and made an alleged confession.
Osmayev said during his appearance: “Our goal was to go to Moscow and try to kill Prime Minister Putin… Our deadline was after the Russian presidential election.”
Russian security services previously claimed that Osmayev is “a graduate of a prestigious university in Britain” and comes from a prominent anti-Putin Chechen family.
The arrest of two suspects was made by the anti-terrorist unit of Ukraine’s special service Alfa after an accidental explosion in an Odessa apartment in January 2012 that killed a third suspected “terrorist”, Ruslan Madaev.
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