Vladimir Putin
Putin Says West Has Lost in Ukraine: ‘Breakdown of American World Order’ Photo by Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin may be removed from power by 2024 should protests continue in Moscow and other major Russian cities. Experts say the 69-year-old leader is “fearful” of the incoming 2024 presidential elections with much dissatisfaction brewing underneath the surface of his current rule. US National Security Council’s former senior director Fiona Hill said Russian citizens are seemingly supportive of Putin’s special military operations against Ukraine only if children of the elite are not sent out to the front lines.

"He’s fearful of a repetition of what happened when he last returned to the presidency in 2011 and 2012,” Hill pointed out. She added that Russia may be “rife” with socio-economic issues as protests continue to stir about while a good number of people around Putin believe he has not justified sitting in power for another set of two terms, the Olean Times Herald reported.

The controversial leader ends his term in 2024 but has now been given the ability to run for president for another 12 years. Putin would be in his 80s should his re-election come to fruition. As it is, the leader wants to move past the Ukraine conflict and deal with other impending national issues that have come with western sanctions.

“Putin wants to get this conflict over with. He wants to seem legitimate. He wants us to be the ones who feel that we don’t have time,” the analyst said.

Meanwhile, UK Chief of the Defense Staff, Sir Tony Radakin, firmly dismissed speculations that the Russian leader is facing imminent assassination plots, saying this is mere “wishful thinking”. The head of the UK armed forces said Britain maintains its enemy stance with the Kremlin and that no hope can be pinned on any conspiracy talk about Putin being ill or assassinated while in power in the coming months. He went on to warn that Russia continues to be a major threat with its nuclear weapon arsenal and the recent arrival of its doomsday submarine, The Belgorod 0982.

Project Belgorod 0982 is considered to be the largest submarine ever built in 30 years and brings with it a reputation of having the capabilities of destroying coastal cities. It is equipped with six strategic Poseidon nuclear torpedoes that measure about 80 feet that can cause devastating effects of radiation fallout spanning thousands of miles.

Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on May 20, 2022. Photo by Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

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