Patrushev placed folder labeled ‘Loss’ on Putin’s desk, political scientist tells Radio NV
On the table of the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin there is already a folder called loss, says political scientist Mykola Davidyuk (Photo:Sputnik/Alexei Babushkin/Kremlin via REUTERS)
According to Ukrainian secret services, there is a now folder on Russian dictator’s desk, used for loss modeling, political scientist Mykola Davydyuk told Radio NV on Nov. 4.
“According to our secret services’ insights, there is information that Putin has a loss (modeling) folder on his desk, that is, how to act in the event of a loss,” Davydyuk told Radio NV.
“This folder was not there before: there were quick victory, long victory, and peace treaty folders, and now a fourth one has appeared, called a loss. That is, outlining actions of the president and other security forces in the case of defeat, how to accept it, how to work with it, and how to minimize it.”
“They have this folder now,” Davydyuk said, adding that the Secretary of Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev had put this folder on Putin's desk.
“Let’s put it this way, this is what we believed in right from the first day of the attack, and this is what they have come to, realizing that they are simply drowning in the steppes of Kherson, in the fields of Kharkiv Oblast.”
“They understand now: really, no matter how many conscripts and convicts they recruit and then shoot in the back, they cannot defeat the Ukrainian army,” Davydyuk said.
It was Patrushev, along with the Russian Security Service (FSB) director Alexander Bortnikov, who urged Putin to invade Ukraine, UK newspaper The Times wrote on Nov. 3.
According to the publication’s sources in the Russian government, due to the age of Putin, who turned 70 in October, the main security forces realized they were running out of time to finally resolve the issue of so-called “Western aggression.” In order to do so, they believed it was necessary to “finally solve the problem of Ukraine.”
The Times called Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu a “hesitating executor” among high-ranking security forces, highlighting that the political initiative for the war came from the security bloc. Concurrently, most of the Russian elites were not informed about the invasion plans, perceiving the events in the run-up to the full-scale invasion as a bluff on the part of Putin.
One of the newspaper’s interlocutors, a long-time friend of the Putin family, claims that the president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov told him shortly after the war began that most members of the Security Council learned about the preparations for the invasion only at a meeting on Feb. 21.
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