Russian President Vladimir Putin began to punish employees of the foreign intelligence department of the FSB.
This is reported by Meduza with reference to journalists Andrey Soldatov and Irina Borogan.
It is specified that the head of the department, Sergei Beseda, and his deputy, who were responsible for intelligence on the territory of Ukraine, have already been arrested, reports SmartNews.
“It was the 5th service that was responsible for providing Vladimir Putin with information about political events in Ukraine on the eve of the invasion. And it seems that after two weeks of the war, Putin realized that he was simply misled: the 5th service, afraid to anger the leader, simply supplied him the data that he himself wanted to hear,” the statement said.
Specify that the leadership was arrested due to misuse of funds allocated for operations and poor intelligence.