The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin could dismiss the head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov after the events involving allegations of Ukraine in an attempt to arrange a series of attacks in the occupied Crimea. This opinion was expressed by journalist Vitaliy Portnikov.
“Sergei Ivanov has likely paid for the last adventure of “saboteurs” in Crimea. He could be responsible for providing Putin with the information, which resulted in those tough statements of the Russian ruler,” he wrote.
“And once it becomes clear that this information is not worth anything except internal conflict in the Russian security officials, Putin has gone wild and recouped on Ivanov,” added the journalist.
As a reminder, Putin fired the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov on August 12. Anton Vaino, who has served as Deputy Chief of the Russian presidential administration since 2012, was nominated to this post.
As we have informed, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia said about prevention of terrorist acts in Crimea, allegedly organized by the Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian force authorities consider the statement provocation and an element of the hybrid war against Ukraine.