Desperate Putin warned of mutiny amid dreadful weapon shortages

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Vladimir Putin has been warned the “tide is turning” as the Russian people start to turn on him amid a string of “dreadful” failures and chronic weapon supply issues. Sir Jeremy Fleming, the head of GCHQ, said it is becoming clear to the Russian people quite how badly Putin has “misjudged the situation”. The Director of GCHQ, Britain’s cyber security agency, will use a speech in London on Tuesday to highlight the ongoing threats from Russia and China. He is expected to explain that Putin now finds himself in a “desperate” situation as his population “flees the draft, realising they can no longer travel” and his recruits are forced onto the battlefield without adequate supplies. 

In his keynote address, Sir Jeremy will add: “Their gains are being reversed. The costs to Russia – in people and equipment are staggering.

“We know – and Russian commanders on the ground know – that their supplies and munitions are running out.

“Russia’s forces are exhausted. The use of prisoners to reinforce, and now the mobilisation of tens of thousands of inexperienced conscripts, speaks of a desperate situation.”

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