Friction atop Kremlin as high-level Putin ally praises Zelensky

Friction atop Kremlin as high-level Putin ally praises Zelensky
Friction atop Kremlin as high-level Putin ally praises Zelensky

In another public message, he defended recruiting rapists and murderers on the grounds that it meant “your sons” would not be sent to the front. A few weeks later, Putin announced a mobilization that sent around 300,000 additional troops to war.

The Kremlin has mocked Mr Zelensky, a former TV comedy star, as a “clown” since his election in 2019 and peddled rumors that he used drugs, with top officials calling him a “junkie”.

A day after launching the devastating invasion of Ukraine in February, Putin called on Ukrainian troops to oust Mr Zelensky, saying he would rather deal with Ukrainian generals than a “gang of junkies and neo-Nazis.” in power”.

The Institute for the Study of War said in its latest report on Tuesday that Mr Prigozhin was “establishing himself as a political force, using his popular status and affiliation with Wagner to criticize his opponents within elite circles. ”.

In testimony before Britain’s parliament on Tuesday, Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky confirmed reports of Mr Prigozhin’s special place in Putin’s court, describing him as an “important tool for the Kremlin”.

“The number of meetings with the dictator is the only currency demanded in this regime, and Mr. Prigozhin got a lot of those meetings,” said Mr. Khodorkovsky, who was released after a decade in a Russian prison in 2013, and was previously the richest man in the country.

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. Friction atop Kremlin highlevel Putin ally praises Zelensky

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