Putin is scheduled to visit China in October. https://t.co/3n73bW3VX9
— Radar Online (@radar_online) August 30, 2023
According to at least one known source, Professor Anthony Glees, political scientist and Director of European Studies at Brunel University, Wagner’s troops are seeking revenge for the death of their leader, and Putin should be “very careful” on future trips.
This warning is particularly valid for Putin’s visit to China next October, he believes.
“His presidential jet could be shot down over the steppes of eastern Russia by Wagner group members who may have access to a Buk missile system amongst their arsenal,” Glees explains first.
“He’s a dead man walking,” concludes the professor.
Shortly before his death, the leader of the mercenary group had helped the Russians advance into Ukraine since the start of the invasion, then organized a full-scale rebellion against the Kremlin, claiming that Russian troops were targeting the mercenaries. Yevgeny Prigozhin decided to turn back when he entered Moscow, citing an agreement reached between him and Vladimir Putin, a deal brokered by the Belarusian president, while many experts claimed that Prigozhin’s hours were now numbered!
And indeed, his presumed death is widely considered by observers to have been at Putin’s direction… as well as according to Prigozhin’s troops, who could now seek revenge for the alleged murder of their leader.