Moscow officials urge Putin on GTFO: ‘Everything went wrong’

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More and more Russian officials are urging Vladimir Putin to get out of the Kremlin like lightning, as Moscow suffered another series of humiliating defeats in Ukraine this weekend.

Just one day after several municipal deputies in Putin’s hometown, St. Petersburg, called on the State Duma to try the Russian leader for treason, their colleagues in Moscow joined and demanded that he resign because his views are “hopelessly outdated” .

The open letter to Putin from municipal deputies in the Lomonosovsky district of the Russian capital began with an apparently soft attempt to let him down by telling him he had “good reforms” in his first term and part of his second. .

But then “everything went wrong,” the delegates said.

“The rhetoric you and your subordinates use has long been riddled with bigotry and aggression, which ultimately threw our country back into the Cold War era. Russia is starting to be feared and hated again, we threaten the whole world with nuclear weapons again,” the letter read.

“We ask you to remove yourself from your post on the grounds that your views and your governance model are hopelessly outdated and hinder the development of Russia and its human potential,” the delegates said at the conclusion.

While they made no mention of the war on Ukraine, their plea came when Putin’s deranged “military special operation” next door took a spectacular nosedive, with thousands of Russian troops fleeing as the Ukrainian military launched a series of surprise counter-offensive and nearly 400 recovered. square miles of territory in a matter of days.

Putin insists his war on Ukraine is doing great things for Russia

Even when Russian defense officials tried to downplay the mass surrender as nothing more than a strategic maneuver, it was clearly not seen that way, even by many of Putin’s most loyal cronies.

The same Russian propagandists who had bragged about a supposedly “inevitable victory” during the first six months of the war suddenly changed their tone. Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of RT who had repeatedly called for Moscow to mercilessly exterminate Ukraine, suddenly placed a sentimental screed on Twitter calling for unity between the two nations.

“In this situation, the best picture of the future is the general picture of the past. Our shared past, recent. When everyone was together, when there was Victory Day, when there was a parade, when both Russian and Ukrainian were taught,” she wrote, nostalgic about a time when “beautiful songs were sung, both in one language and the other.” .

Even the pro-Kremlin Telegram channels of Russian military bloggers had a dramatic change of tone as Ukraine claimed new victories on Saturday: they began to openly criticize military leadership — and Putin personally — for the embarrassing failures.

“Stalin, as much of a vampire as he was, never stooped to this and said we didn’t lose anything and there are no problems,” wrote one pro-Kremlin blogger. “For him, those who run cowardly and ‘retreat troops’ were the alarmists.”

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