Fiona Hill Talks About Who Putin Should Worry About

Fiona Hill, Russian affairs and Vladimir Putin expert, explained who Putin should be worried about if his Ukraine invasion doesn’t go as planned.

Putin shouldn’t worry about the Russian citizens or the oligarchs, but the “very small circle” — such as Russia’s heads of intelligence, military and security services — who cooked up the invasion plan with Putin, said Hill.

“These are people who are very much rooted in Russia itself and I don’t think they’re too worried about all of these sanctions and everything that’s cut off, because they’re not invested in the West. They’ve really got that bunker siege mentality — fortress Russia.”

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