As the bloody war in Ukraine unfolds, PARANOID Vladimir Putin and his inner circle are reportedly living in top-secret nuclear bunkers.
The use of the high security bunkers is alarming as it suggests that Putin may be preparing to use nuclear weapons, a move that would inevitably lead to reprisals.
Movements of planes used by senior Kremlin officials show Putin may be in hiding near Surgut in western Siberia, it is claimed.
His defense minister Sergei Shoigu – who has been mysteriously absent for several weeks, sparking rumors about his medical condition – is believed to be in a bunker near Ufa in the Urals, 725 miles east of Moscow, investigative journalist Christo Grozev said.
That theory is supported by his daughter Ksenia Shoigu, 31, who visited Ufa – where she was pictured – for perhaps three days from March 22, amid widespread speculation that the defense minister had heart problems.
She also abruptly blocked public access to her Instagram, where she had posed with her baby in the blue and yellow colors of Ukraine.
Grozev – who has ties to the British investigative agency Bellingcat – said: “I am absolutely certain that Shoigu is in a bunker.
“If we follow the movement of his plane, we see very frequent flights to Ufa.
“Knowing that there are also protected bunkers in this region gives an obvious answer to where he lives.”
In an interview with the Ukraine-24 channel, he told TV presenter Yevgeny Kiselyov: “This is our very reasonable version.
“I believe in it, and I think it’s a purely analytical conclusion.
“No other conclusion can be drawn.
“If the Kremlin’s war strategy assumes a nuclear strike – and it does – then so [Dmitry] Peskov [Putin’s spokesman] even said a few days ago on CNN, then there can be no other version.
“If there is a decision about a possible nuclear strike, they cannot hide the military leadership afterwards.
“They must be hidden first.
“I am absolutely sure that he is in a so-called bunker, and by tracking the plane that he usually flies, we see very frequent, almost daily, flights to Ufa.
“Knowing that this region has these very protected bunkers leads us to the obvious conclusion. “
He believed Putin had another bunker somewhere else.
“Most likely he is somewhere else because we see other flights and they are more secret than the flight to Ufa.
“These are state planes and they’re turning off their transponders somewhere in Surgut.”
This is Russia’s oil capital and is approximately 1,800 miles northeast of Moscow.
“It looks like the last phase is quite secret and most likely there is a more elite bunker with the government’s elite there.”
There have previously been claims that Putin has moved his close relatives to a bunker in the Altai Mountains, about 1,100 miles southeast of Surgut and 2,360 miles east of Moscow.
Grozev also hinted that Russia’s Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, was operating from a bunker.
Coincidentally, the daughter of the defense minister, Ksenia Shoigu, seems to have been in Ufa between March 22 and 25.
“Today we are on a working visit to Ufa,” she posted on March 22 on her Telegram channel.
Local newspapers reported that the financier was visiting “at the personal invitation of the regional director on March 24-25.”
She is President of the Russian Triathlon Federation and promotes a charity called Hero League.
She visited the Patriot military-patriotic park under construction near Ufa.
One theory is that in November or December 2020, Putin took time off during the pandemic when he visited Sarov and Laster Tobolsk – which is several hundred kilometers from Surgut – to inspect emergency bunkers.
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