On the day the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, former KGB agent Sergei Zhirnov surprised viewers and nobody believed him when he mentioned the Russians might use tactical nuclear weapons in wartime, however Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement 3 days later placing his atomic arsenal on excessive alert, these fearful about this battle – who is aware of the place it could lead on the world – are listening fastidiously to this man.
Thus, the French newspaper Le Figaro analyzes – in a gathering Directed by Guillaume Rocket with ex-intelligence agent Sergei Zhirnov – crucial excerpt from his new e-book “The Gears”, during which he says that Putin is a formidable man and able to the worst, particularly after having strategically misplaced this battle he thought he would win in per week By attacking a rustic lengthy allied with Russia, and getting into an all-out battle with 45 million residents defending their lands and their life decisions with unbelievable braveness.
Putin was all the time unsuitable – as Zhirnov says – in regards to the Ukrainians, about their President Volodymyr Zelensky, in regards to the Russian audio system, about Europe and in regards to the North Atlantic Treaty Group (NATO), and in his evaluation the response of the worldwide group, and even in its evaluation of the strategic penalties of this invasion of Russia within the medium and long run.
Requested in regards to the place of French President Emmanuel Macron – who has chosen to take care of dialogue with Moscow – the previous Soviet intelligence officer mentioned that place was unclear, and that Polish and Estonian officers have been violently crucial of him, d ‘particularly since they noticed their international locations have been below the ‘yoke' of the previous Soviet Union, Putin's subsequent objectives might be if he's allowed to take action, and their logic is straightforward that Putin has confirmed ‘that he is a battle felony, so no person's making a cope with the satan.”
As for American President Joe Biden – because the Poles and the Estonians say – he encourages us to take up arms, however he stays away from the battlefield, but we should dialogue with those that might provoke a nuclear battle, such because the says the e-book.
Requested about his first assembly with Putin, Sergei Zhirnov mentioned it was in 1980, including: “We have been collectively within the State Safety Committee (the armed wing of the Communist Social gathering), and in the identical yr we have been entered the Andropov Institute (the elite faculty that prepares spies), and he was built-in into the administration. The best rating “X” for the KGB, whereas Putin was deemed unfit for espionage, for not with the ability to accurately estimate the implications of his selections, which was too harmful for him and for the service, was instantly despatched again to Leningrad.
To the query: Is Putin right now utterly totally different from the one you knew? The writer replied: “Sure and no, he – on the one hand – reveres the previous Soviet chief Joseph Stalin, however then again he tries to rebuild the good imperial Russia destroyed by Stalin and the KGB of which Putin was a component for almost 30 years.”
Zhirnov says Putin is totally remoted within the Kremlin to an unprecedented extent, particularly since his divorce from his spouse Lyudmila in 2013, as he now not tolerates any criticism, and has even publicly insulted his intelligence chief, Sergei Narychin, and his closest confidants. didn't know Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Chief of Workers. Common Gerasimov determined to declare a state of nuclear alert solely on tv, when they need to have given the order to launch the nuclear weapon that Putin might give them someday.
Putin – as Zhirnov says – progressively remoted himself from actuality and constructed a digital parallel world, “I personally assume that he ended up believing the lies he tells in regards to the Nazi Ukrainians, the Russian military which , in accordance with him, would win all of the battles, and so forth. ., He's within the mark he'll go away in historical past, and since final February 21, each resolution he has made is worse than the final, and this logic can solely result in catastrophe. Worse, that is what his KGB trainers feared once they rejected him; they have been proper.”
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Regardless of all this, Sergei Zhirnov doesn't see the return of the Chilly Warfare, however he fears the harbingers of chaos on this planet order, and maybe Putin himself is an instance. He sees Nazis in all places, however he speaks German and trades with Berlin, and he appears in latest instances much less offensive, And if he lifts the nuclear menace it'd simply be a tactic, as a result of he desires to reintegrate the good Russia within the social gathering of countries whereas placing nice strain on the remainder of the world.
Zhirnov attributed this unstable interval during which the world entered the situations of the collapse of the Soviet Union, during which the individuals appeared joyful, however the army, intelligence and the very highly effective military-industrial advanced didn't l weren't, as a result of lack of budgets, manpower and powers of those events.
Jirnoff concludes by saying: “What's unusual on this context is that NATO shouldn't be lifeless, however relatively that it has advanced and new international locations have merged into it. Nonetheless, Putin, as a former ingredient of the KGB, remains to be a bogeyman for the free world, and with the concern he arouses, he hasn't deterred Finland and Sweden from (assume V) becoming a member of NATO, even when it does. causes lots.