Intel Chief States Putin Survived Assassination Attempt

Reportedly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has survived a recent assassination attempt that has been allegedly covered up by the Kremlin, claims the Ukrainian INtelligence chief stated as part of a recent interview.

Kyrylo Budanov, the leader of the Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate for Ukraine, made the claim via an interview with Ukraine Pravda. While he gave out scant few details, the alleged assassination attempt would have taken place just one month since the inception of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

"He was even attacked in the line of, as they say, representatives of the Caucasus not so long ago," Budanov claimed. "This is non-public information. Absolutely unsuccessful attempt, but it really took place… It was about two months ago."

"Once again, he was unsuccessful," he stated. "There is no publicity about this event, but it took place."

The actual assassination attempt could not be verified, but there is quite a bit of evidence that the invasion of Ukraine is quite unpopular with the Russian public. Protests sparked off across major cities back in March, and despite demonstrators being arrested, the opposition has become much more stealthy since then. Graffitis, the sabotage of the rail system of both Belarus and Russia, and the firebombing of various recruitment centers have taken place, as reported by Fox News. On shadow-clad group has been called "Stop the Wagons" and has posted via social media a map of various railway targets for blocking military supplies bound for Ukraine.

As stated by The Sun, a popular UK news outlet, Putin now possesses a team of people to taste test his food and has also replaced the entirety of his personal staff of roughly 1,000 people.

This alleged attempt would have taken place almost directly after  Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) sounded the call for someone to try and kill the crazy Russian leader.

"Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?" exclaimed Graham in a tweet that went out on March 3rd.

"The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out. You would be doing your country – and the world – a great service," stated Graham.

At that time, the White House quickly disavowed the call from Graham and stated that its goal for Russia was not to force a regime change.

"That is not the position of the United States government and certainly not a statement you’d hear come from the mouth of anybody working in this administration," quickly responded then-White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki as part of one of her press briefings.

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