Browder spoke exclusively to the Express about what would happen if Putin lost the war in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been waging a brutal war against neighboring Ukraine for more than two months, with no clear end in sight. Peace talks appear to be on hold as no agreement to end the war has been agreed. Browder discussed what the Russian people would do to Putin if he lost the war, claiming they would eliminate him in such an event.
Many military experts have warned that if Putin loses the war, his people will turn against him, which may be fueling his need to carry on despite losing more than 20,000 troops since the war began.
US Central Intelligence Agency director Bill Burns explained why Putin may not admit defeat despite heavy Russian losses to an audience at an event hosted by the Financial Times in Washington.
Burns said: “He’s in a frame of mind where he doesn’t believe he can afford to lose.
“I think he’s convinced now that doubling up will still allow him to progress.
Garry Kasparov, president of the Human Rights Foundation, warned on CNN: “It’s a matter of political survival, and in many cases – probably in this case – a matter of physical survival.”
“I think Putin knows that losing this war is not an option for him. For a dictator for life, losing the war is devastating.”
“So that’s why he has to pretend he’s winning the war. He knows he has to claim victory and is desperately trying to gain ground in eastern and southern Ukraine and see what comes next.”
One of Putin’s Only Allies Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has offered support to neighboring Russia.
Deployment of Belarusian troops to join the battle to help the Russian war effort.
Some politicians have claimed that Russia needed extra support from neighboring Belarus is showing Putin’s weakness.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been imposing tough financial sanctions on Russia since the start of the Ukraine invasion to try to lessen the bloody onslaught.
Truss said: “We are inflicting economic pain on Putin and those closest to him.
“We will not rest until Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are restored.
“The Lukashenko regime actively helps and is complicit in the illegal invasion of Russia and will feel the economic consequences of its support for Putin.
“There will be nowhere to hide. Nothing – and no one – is off the table.”