A group of influential people who oppose President Vladimir Putin and who plan to assassinate him, is forming among the Russian business and political elite, according to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Quote: "A part of Russia's political elite sees Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov as Putin's successor.
The official reason for the FSS leader's downfall is fatal miscalculations in the war against Ukraine.
It was Bortnikov and his department who were responsible for analysing the views of the Ukrainian population and the capacity of the Ukrainian army.
It is known that Bortnikov and some other influential members of the Russian elite are considering various options for removing Putin from power.
It is possible that these processes are connected with the recent "leak" of the location of Chechen units in the north of Kyiv. »