Russian elite turning away from Putin – German Defense Minister

22 April, 04:26 PM
Boris Pistorius (Photo:Ints Kalnins/Reuters)

Boris Pistorius (Photo:Ints Kalnins/Reuters)

German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said the Russian elite is beginning to turn away from Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Bild news reported on Telegram on April 21, referring to the minister's interview with German broadcaster ZDR.

The minister said he has received messages from Moscow that Putin's position is weakening over Russian defeats in Ukraine.

"There are many people from the old (Soviet-era) nomenclature who turn away, but very quietly and on the sidelines, and it will remain so," Pistorius said.

Russians are now deploying mothballed equipment that is often in a deplorable state, he added.

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"It's literally ancient tanks from the 1950's and 1960’s," the minister said.

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