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Putin Cut Deal With Wagner ‘To Save His Skin,’ MI6 Chief Says In Rare Speech

In a rare speech by the head of Britain’s Mi6 intelligence service, Richard Moore (AKA “C”) stated the following regarding Putin’s response to the Wagner private military group’s violent drive towards Moscow last month:

“If you look at Putin’s behaviors on that day, Prigozhin started off I think, as a traitor at breakfast. He had been pardoned by supper and then a few days later, he was invited for tea. So, there are some things and even the chief of MI6 finds that a little bit difficult to try and interpret, in terms of who’s in and who’s out.”

“He really didn’t fight back against Prigozhin. He cut a deal to save his skin, using the good offices of the leader of Belarus”, he said, referring to the intervention of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko who struck the deal. “So even I can’t see inside Putin’s head”, he added. “He has to have realized, I am sure that something that is deeply rotten in the state of Denmark – to quote Hamlet – and he had to cut this deal.”

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[ Editor’s Note: Putin is definitely concerned. It was just announced that he will not be attending the BRICS summit in Johannesburg in late August. The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin and Russian official Maria Lvova-Belova in March over allegations of trafficking Ukrainian children to Russia during the early months of the invasion. ]


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