Russian President Vladimir Putin
Putin Says Russia's United More Than Ever During Moscow Rally Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

As the war in Ukraine continues, the risk of overthrowing Russian President Vladimir Putin by the Federal Security Service (FSB) is growing every week, revealed a whistleblower.

Discontent and chaos over Russia's botched Ukraine invasion that started last month, has grown within the FSB, reported Daily Mail. The whistleblower claimed that Putin's position at the head of the Kremlin is growing increasingly unstable.

Vladimir Osechkin, who is wanted for his work exposing abuse in Russia's jails, shared updates from a source within the FSB that suggests anger towards the Russian President is mounting. Putin reportedly blamed the FSB for the failure to quickly take control of Ukraine. As for the FSB officers, they are becoming disillusioned with increasingly oppressive sanctions imposed on Russia by the West.

Speaking to The Times, Osechkin cited his source and said that this has meant Russia's secret service agents have been prevented from traveling to their holiday homes or have been unable to "take their kids to Disneyland Paris."

The secret service officers are paid much more than the average Russian. They are also given an apartment by the government. Before Putin became President in 2000, he was the director of the FSB from 1998 to 1999.

Osechkin said that for two decades, Putin "created stability in Russia," and that the FSB officers, policemen, state prosecutors "were able to live good lives." But after the Ukraine invasion followed by the sanctions, all that has gone now, and Russia's economy has been crippled too.

Osechkin said that the FSB agents, who have grown accustomed to a better life, don't want to "go back to the Soviet Union." He added that for every week and every month that the war in Ukraine continues, "the possibility of a rebellion by those in the security services increases."

He did not name his source, but said that they are in charge of an analytics department within the secret service. He added that the whistleblower first got in touch in October 2021.

Even though Putin and his acolytes continue to claim the invasion is going as per plan, Ukraine has managed to maintain control of major cities, including Kyiv, which is the capital of the country, reported Yahoo! News.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on March 23, 2022. - President Putin said on March 23 Russia will only accept payments in rubles for gas deliveries to "unfriendly countries", which include all EU members, after Moscow was hit by unprecedented sanctions over Ukraine. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

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