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LAST LEGS: Putin’s Regime Likely to Collapse in 2023, Analysts Say

As Russian troops continue losing their lives in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin’s regime is facing total collapse over the next year, with his close circle of confidants slowly breaking ranks with the iron fisted dictator.

“I would not be surprised if his regime collapses in 2023,” Olga Lautman of the Center for European Policy Analysis told The Sun.

She noted the near-constant rumors about Putin’s ill health, saying that they are probably being put out by powerful Kremlin insiders to weaken Putin’s grip on the country and prepare it for a successor.

“They may be laying the groundwork for Putin’s removal, they could be a form of distraction for the West, or they could be to discourage uprisings. Why bother overthrowing Putin if he is about to die?” Lautman said, throwing cold water on the theories about Putin’s impending death.

Her comments come shortly after a new report claimed that Putin is being kept alive by Western medicines as pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease ravages his body.

“I can say that without this treatment he would definitely not have been in public life in the Russian Federation. This is absolutely certain,” said Russian political analyst Valery Solovey.

He claimed that Putin is being administered “advanced treatments Russia cannot provide him with,” though how he is getting a hold of such treatments wasn’t made clear.

Despite the treatment, “the end is already in sight,” Solevey contends, “even according to the doctors who are curating this treatment, because no medication can be endlessly successful.”

Regardless, Olga Lautman says that the war with Ukraine will never end until Putin is out of power.

“Peace in Ukraine means Russia packing up its military and going home,” she said. “It means Russia de-occupying all Ukrainian territory, including Crimea and the Donbas.”

“This won’t happen under Putin. If his regime collapses and there is a new face in the Kremlin that wants to make amends, then there may be short-term changes, but ultimately not a long-term withdrawal.”

According to Yuri Felshtinsky, co-author of the book “Blowing up Russia,” there are two ways Putin could fall from power.

If the failures of the war become more apparent to the average Russian, Putin’s regime could collapse very quickly, as the Soviet Union did after the Afghan war in the 1980s. But he warned that Putin would use nukes before that could happen.

The other possibility is that an insider coup takes place, deposing Putin and installing a new leader who is unwilling to keep Russia mired in an endless war.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

9 Responses

  1. The only last legs on this planet will be those who do not love or cherish Hashem…..4 out of 5 will survive……will you be this person…..

  2. “The other possibility is that an insider coup takes place, deposing Putin and installing a new leader who is unwilling to keep Russia mired in an endless war.”

    We could only wish for the same here in America

  3. Last Legs? Russia is one of the deadliest countries on this planet. And Putin is a very strong person. In theory Russia can throw a single missile that splits into 12 war heads and clear Manhattan in less than approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Biden and America is always thinking how to beat the enemy without taking into consideration the power of their arsenal.

  4. 1. Note that the US and NATO are running low on supplies to send Ukraine and are unwilling, and appear unwilling to take the expensive steps to build their military up to a level necessary for a full scale war. The US military is below its authorized strength and is not acting as if it expects to be at war in the immediate future. None of the NATO allies, even those bordering Russia, are raising military spending even to the level of American military spending (based on percentage of GDP). Putin probably would try to maintain the status quo until the Ukraine and its supporters are willing to settle for something less than victory (letting Russia keep most of the occupied territories).

    2. The Russian military has exposed itself as a joke (it seems Russian weapons only work well when operated by Ukrainians), and if their nuclear weapons are as poor as their conventional weapons, Putin probably wouldn’t want to risk using them.

    3. Putin might gamble than an escalation (invading Europe) would trigger concessions rather than start a war, but he lost his bet that Ukraine would fall in a few days and that the US and NATO would not care. Also China is unlikely to favor anything to make the rest of the world even more hostile to the Sino-Russian alliance (and China’s economy would be hurt if the US applied the “trading with the enemy act” to China).

    4. Russia never has a successful “putsch” in history (the last attempt in 1991 failed – and a revolution is devastating in a large country), so the most likely change would leaving Putin has nominal leader and moving to a Prime Minister who can take over and end the war.

    5. Putin, like Biden and Trump, are unlikely to be around much longer. That is why most countries refer younger leaders.

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