Russian elites are reportedly ‘panicked’ and trying to end the war in Ukraine (Picture: Getty)
A Kremlin official has betrayed Vladimir Putin and offered to secretly negotiate with the West, it has been claimed.
The unnamed Russian elite has reportedly been in touch with enemy intelligence agencies, including the CIA and MI5.
A so-called ‘situation report’ dubbed the official as ‘one of the pillars of the regime’.
‘A representative of Putin’s inner-circle sent a signal to the West about the desire to negotiate,’ the document quoted by The Mirror says. ‘The mood of the Kremlin elite is panic.’
Russian insiders are said to be worried about how the war has triggered sanctions which threaten to tank the economy.
State TV broadcasters have pushed the narrative that sanctions are only ‘self-defeating’ to the West but senior politicians fear their affects on Russia.
Vladimir Putin has already ‘culled’ military generals and politicians over the war (PIcture: Getty)
Russia’s former deputy prime minister Anatoly Chubais fell ill last month (Picture: East2West News)
There are also concerns over how the war in Ukraine has escalated recently, with fighting taking place right next to Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia.
There could be major consequences if the power plant is directly hit.
The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog warned of a ‘grave hour’ amid fears of a new Chernobyl horror.
All these worries are believed to be what prompted the Kremlin official’s treachery but they have put themselves and their family in great danger.
Russia’s former deputy prime minister Anatoly Chubais resigned and left Russia to live in exile over the war in March.
He suddenly became seriously ill last month, feeling numb in his limbs, and is said to be suffering from a rare neurological disorder in intensive care.
Putin has allegedly purged generals for ‘poor performance’ throughout the war while other members of his inner circle have mysteriously fallen ill or died.
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