Mad Vlad might not be as bad as we all think he is, after it was reported that he’s absolutely “terrified” of being assassinated, so much so that he’s too scared to leave Russia.
The news of his fears come after several alleged drone attacks undertaken by Ukrainian military units against his life, as well as a major arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes.
An unnamed Kremlin insider told independent Russian outlet Verstka that the dictatorial leader is absolutely terrified of everything that’s going on: “He has no sense of security.”
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Ukraine’s military has been getting more and more boisterous in its attempts on Putin’s life.
In early May, two drones were seen causing huge explosions above the Kremlin, in Moscow, in a move that while denied by Ukrainian officials, American military officials believe was in fact carried out by Ukraine.
The war-torn country has made no attempt to hide its assassination efforts, with the deputy head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate, Vadym Skibitsky, bluntly admitting that Putin is at the top of Ukraine’s kill list.
Russia’s despotic leader is wanted for allegedly kidnapping children from Ukraine and sending them to Russia against their will.
The court’s chief prosecutor, Karim Khan, said in March that its crack team had identified “hundreds of children taken from orphanages and children’s care homes” by Russian forces.
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This means that the ICC’s 123 member states are obliged to arrest and detain him if he ever steps foot on a member state’s soil, effectively stranding him in Russia.
Despite this, South Africa controversially said this week that it would grant “immunity” to Russian officials, including Mad Vlad, while the BRICS conference was going on.
It also signalled that it was looking to change its own laws to allow itself to decide whether to act on ICC warrants, potentially setting a dangerous precedent that may benefit future war criminals.
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