Putin has reportedly cancelled a major press conference until the Russian military situation is ‘more stable’ – as a huge Ukrainian counter attack gets under away.
The Russian president was set to carry out the annual conversation in June but is said to have pushed it back for months.
Russian news source Kommersant cited sources within the Kremlin alleging the chat could be postponed until December.
They said the live forum would be delayed until the ‘Russian military situation is more stable’.
Putin was set to hold the news conference early this month after Russian forces allegedly captured Bakhmut, analysts at the institute for the Study of War think-tank told Sky News.
Putin has reportedly cancelled a major press conference until the Russian military situation is ‘more stable’ – as a huge Ukrainian counter attack gets under away
The postponement of the press conference reportedly comes after Ukraine launched its counteroffensive (File image)
But the planned attack in the eastern region failed and became drawn out until Wagner thugs intervened.
‘It indicates that the Kremlin may perceive the capture of Bakhmut as an insufficient informational victory to compensate for the overall unstable Russian military situation in Ukraine,’ the experts said.
‘It further illustrates Putin’s decline from a seemingly involved and strong leader to one more often portrayed as minutely involved in small infrastructure projects.’
Meanwhile, anti-Putin rebels have been causing havoc in the leader’s backyard. His occupied cities in Ukraine have also come under attack.
A possible British-supplied Storm Shadow missile is said to have hit the Berdiansk port in Russian-occupied Ukraine, causing ‘destruction’.
Now Putin’s once unshakable grip on power is in question – with potential successors starting to close in on him.
Battles began raging across Ukraine’s front lines this week, suggesting Ukraine’s long-awaited counter-offensive was finally underway.
The new wave of attacks could significantly undermine Putin as fear starts to spread among the Russian elite and the people who previously considered themselves protected.