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Identity of “Putin’s closest yes-men7” who led the invasion of Ukraine.

Colleagues from the former Soviet Union's KGB, ruthless military leaders, Senate President who supports the president's outburst, etc.

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The tough-looking men in the photo are President Vladimir Putin’s closest aides. They are the top officials in the administration who led the invasion of Ukraine. Journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka tells us.

There have been reports that Putin may be in a state of confusion, but I don’t think so. It’s just that the key ministers who assist Putin are all yes-men and no one can stop him. In addition, Putin has the media under control, so they only receive information that is convenient for the government. It would be more accurate to think that Putin is self-brainwashed by his own propaganda.”

Let’s take a look at the people who have driven President Putin out of control, one by one.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a longtime confidant of President Putin’s, is said to be in close contact with him in his personal life.

Shoigu was the only person allowed to meet with Putin behind closed doors while no one else was allowed to get close to him due to the Corona initiative.’ He was the architect of the annexation of Crimea in 2002 and is in general command of the Russian army, even though he is not a military officer.” He was involved in the attempted poisoning of dissident leader Alexei Nawarinuy, 45, in 20” (desk of the international department of a national newspaper).

Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, 66, is believed to have orchestrated the recent invasion of Ukraine. He is also the man who commanded the army in the ’99 Chechen conflict and was accused of massacring civilians. This time, however, Gerasimov is feared to be ousted from his post, taking responsibility for the Russian army’s struggle against the invasion.

In the midst of all this, the head of the State SS Corps, Viktor Zolotov, 68, is gaining more and more influence within the Russian military. Originally President Vladimir Putin’s bodyguard, Zolotov now commands more than 400,000 SS personnel.

The unit reports directly to President Putin and is said to be in charge of domestic security and counterterrorism operations, but most of its duties involve the suppression of dissidents. The president of the Federal Senate, Valentina Matviyenko, 72, is the reddest member of the inner circle. On the occasion of the annexation of Crimea in 2002 and the recent invasion of Ukraine, she supported President Putin’s ambitions by smoothly carrying out the parliamentary resolution.

President Putin has full confidence in Nikolai Patrushev, 70, secretary of the Security Council, Alexander Bortnikov, 70, head of the Federal Security Service, and Sergei Narayishkin, 67, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service. They are colleagues from the former Soviet Union’s secret police, the KGB, and are known as the “Ghosts of Leningrad. Mr. Tsuneoka, the aforementioned director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, said.

They are, so to speak, the “dark side” of the regime. The most dangerous of them all is Patrushev. He is the man who faked the Moscow apartment bombings that were used as a pretext for the invasion of Chechnya in 1999. Putin’s popularity had been boosted by the Chechen invasion, and he was elected president in 2000, but Patrushev killed more than 300 innocent citizens of his own country in order to do so.”

Will they continue to be yes-men when President Putin presses the launch button on his nuclear missiles? ……

From the April 1-8, 2022 issue of FRIDAY

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