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GCHQ Boss Jeremy Fleming Says Putin’s Megalomania Is to Blame For Massive ‘Strategic Errors’ in Ukraine


The unchallenged power of Russian President Vladimir Putin has led to serious “strategic mistakes” that have been a disaster for Russia. Kremlin Invasion of Ukraineaccording to one of Britain’s most senior spy chiefs.

Sir Jeremy Fleming, the head of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), will deliver a damning analysis of Putin’s leadership in a rare public address in London on Tuesday. The boss of the force’s equivalent to Britain’s NSA will also say that “Russian forces are exhausted” and are facing a shortage of supplies and dangerous soldiers, now forced to rely on prisoners. and involuntary conscripts to support Moscow’s chaotic war effort.

Far from the inevitable Russian military victory that its propaganda machine spewed out, it is clear that Ukraine’s act of bravery on the battlefield and in cyberspace is turning the tide. Jeremy said in a lecture at the Royal Service Institute’s Defense Studies Institute. , the Telegraph report. Having failed in two major military strategies, Putin’s plan hit the courageous reality of Ukraine’s defense. With a less effective internal challenge, his decision-making proved flawed. It is a high bet strategy that leads to strategic error in judgment. “

The spy boss will also say that his agency has seen Russian forces on the front lines left in predicament due to mismanagement of the conflict. “Their interests are being reversed,” Sir Jeremy would say. “The costs to Russia – in terms of people and equipment – ​​are staggering. We know — and the Russian commanders on the ground know — that their supplies and ammunition are running low. Russia’s forces were exhausted. The use prisoners for reinforcementsand now mobilize of tens of thousands of inexperienced conscripts, speaks of a desperate situation”.

Painful analysis comes after Putin launched a brutal rocket smash across Ukraine’s cities on Monday, leaving at least 14 dead and 97 injured, according to the country’s State Emergency Service. The deadly attacks – believed to have targeted vital energy infrastructure but also attempted to hit a pedestrian bridge and a children’s playground in Kyiv – were launched to revenge for a truck bomb caused serious damage to the Crimean Bridge over the weekend. Putin said that Ukrainian intelligence forces were responsible for “acts of terror” on the 12-mile structure, built to connect Russia with Crimea after the Kremlin annexed the peninsula in 2014.

With Russia running out of reinforcements, friends and supplies, Sir Jeremy privately spoke to a BBC radio show that his agency is monitoring the indicators Putin is looking at use his nuclear arsenal. He did not suggest that any signs had been detected so far, adding that any talk about nuclear was in itself “very dangerous”.

But the intelligence chief also believes Putin’s problems are growing on the home front as well, with Russian citizens starting to see “how badly Putin has misjudged the situation”, Sir Jeremy will in his lecture. “They are run away from draft, realized they couldn’t travel anymore. They know that their access to modern technologies and outside influences will be significantly limited. And they are feeling the terrible cost of man in the war of his choice. “

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