Given what we already know about Vladimir Putin’s vicious reign in Russia, perhaps it should come as no surprise that heads are rolling right now.
The former KGB agent and current Russian President has to be furious, as his failing invasion of Ukraine has been so thoroughly humiliating that his standing within the global order has plummeted.
Now, in pure strong-man fashion, some of those responsible for the lack of progress in Ukraine are beginning to find themselves deceased…some mysteriously so.
ANOTHER mysterious death has rocked Russia as a tank boss suddenly died just one day after Vladimir Putin cancelled a meeting with him.
General Alexei Maslov, 69, suddenly fell ill and died on Christmas Day just after Putin axed a visit to the tank firm where he worked in Uralvagonzavod.Trending:
Maslov was the former head of the Russian ground forces and an ex-ambassador to Nato – and was reportedly not known to have any health problems before his sudden death.
Putin then suddenly cancelled his visit even as his convoy was in place and the roads had been cleared of snow.Advertisement - story continues below
It fuelled speculation amid rumours Vlad is attempting to dodge questions on his failing war in Ukraine or is sick.
This was far from the first time that such trouble has occurred.
Maslov’s death also follows the “sudden death” of Alexander Buzakov, 65, general director of Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg, in charge of building new submarines.
The FSB security service had formed an “investigative group” into the two deaths, reported Russian Telegram channel Redacted number 6.
Buzakov had been healthy the day before he died, and “nothing had been heard about Maslov’s health problems” before he died, said the channel.
Putin himself may not be long for this world either, as rumors continue to swirl regarding his alleged terminal cancer diagnosis.