Admiral Tony Radakin, the head of the British armed forces, dismissed speculation on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be assassinated or “unwell”.
During a Sunday Morning program on BBC One, Admiral Radakin was asked whether Putin would be “removed” or regime change in Russia.
“I think some of these comments are that he is not well or that someone will try to assassinate him or remove him from power. Admirable thought (Simple illusions),” replied a senior British military officer, reports Akerpress.
He said the next British prime minister should know that Russia is the “biggest threat” to the UK.
According to Tony Radak, in the current war in Ukraine, 50,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded and nearly 1,700 tanks and 4,000 Russian military armored vehicles have been destroyed.
On February 24, Russia launched an unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine. Moscow says the “special military operation” is aimed at protecting the Russian-speaking community in eastern Ukraine and destroying the neighboring country.
The media has been speculating for months about the Russian leader’s health, explaining everything from his bloated appearance as a possible sign that he is using steroids, to claims that Putin is suffering from Parkinson’s or cancer.
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