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Vladimir Putin Arrests Dozens of Military Leaders in 'Stalin-esque Purge' for Failing to Secure Victory in Ukraine: Report

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Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, told the state-run TASS media outlet last week that Zelensky is a "legitimate military target," signaling that more assassination attempts will likely follow.

May 26 2024, Published 6:00 p.m. ET

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The Kremlin has revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is orchestrating a massive crackdown within the Russian military.

The arrest of dozens of high-ranking military officials has sent shockwaves throughout Russia, with fears of a sweeping storm brewing within the nation.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is orchestrating a massive crackdown within the Russian military.

According to the Sun, the arrests began after the dismissal of long-standing Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, signaling a significant shift in the Russian military hierarchy.

Putin's move to replace Shoigu with economist Andrey Belousov highlights his determination to root out corruption within the military ranks.

Belousov has been tasked with overhauling the Russian war machine, following Putin's failure to secure victory in Ukraine.

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The arrest of dozens of high-ranking military officials has sent shockwaves throughout Russia.

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Former Russian Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov was among the first to be apprehended on corruption charges. Ivanov's arrest was a high-profile spectacle, with allegations of bribery and treason tarnishing his reputation.

Lt-Gen Vadim Shamarin, another key figure within the armed forces, faces a lengthy prison sentence for accepting bribes, further deepening the crisis.

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Former Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Timur Ivanov, was among the first to be apprehended on corruption charges.

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The arrests have unveiled a web of corruption within the Russian Ministry of Defense, casting a shadow over Putin's regime.

Political analyst Valery Solovey predicts that more generals and colonels could face the chopping block, underscoring the pervasive nature of corruption in the military hierarchy.

The recent string of detentions, including the arrest of Vladimir Verteletsky for abusing his official powers, has exposed the extent of malfeasance within the Russian defense department. These scandals have sparked fears of a return to "Stalin-era purges," reminiscent of dark chapters in Russian history.

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As Putin's grip on power weakens amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, reports suggest that he may be considering a ceasefire to end the bloodshed.

Ukraine's resilient defense has inflicted heavy losses on Russian forces, forcing Putin to reassess his military strategy. The prospect of a ceasefire, however, remains uncertain amid escalating tensions.

Despite hints at a diplomatic resolution, Putin's aggressive maneuvers in Europe, particularly his designs on Baltic territories, pose a grave threat to regional stability.

The brazen attempts to expand Russia's maritime borders and seize strategic islands have raised alarms among NATO allies, heightening fears of a potential escalation into a global conflict.

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