MOSCOW (77WABC) — The Russian ambassador to the US has hinted at a split in the Kremlin hierarchy over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Speaking on Russian State TV, envoy Anatoly Antonov said America is secretly giving the Kremlin the terms of negotiations to halt the brutal fighting. This comes amid failure by the Russian army to make significant new progress in its push to invade areas of eastern Ukraine, after Moscow’s forces changed tactics to focus on the region following earlier failings around Kyiv.
Antonov also implied that some inside the Kremlin’s power structures are ready to give up the fight, move back invading troops and even ‘repent’.
“Naturally we are saying firm and clear, and we are unambiguously sure of this,” he said. “At least the Russian diplomats that work here there will be no such capitulation. Never!”