Planned assassination of Russian president in Washington Vladimir Putin by a “decapitating blow”.About it declared Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with TASS.
The minister claims that some “unnamed officials” from the Pentagon “virtually threatened to inflict a ‘decapitation blow’ on the Kremlin.” In his opinion, “we are talking about the threat of the physical elimination of the head of the Russian state.”
“If such ideas are actually hatched by someone, this someone should think very well about the possible consequences of such plans”– – TASS quotes Lavrov.
Lavrov does not specify the source of this information, but the details he gives are consistent with articlespublished in the American news magazine Newsweek on September 29, the authors of which reported, citing military sources, that the United States is considering a “decapitation strike” on the Kremlin as one of the options for responding to Russia’s use of nuclear weapons.
Newsweek’s interlocutors stressed that even so, the United States would most likely not retaliate with nuclear weapons unless its own territory was attacked. And in this context, non-nuclear alternatives were allowed, including “a decapitation strike to kill Putin in the heart of the Kremlin.” If we are really talking about this article, then Lavrov is silent about the context.
At the same time, officials of the American administration, including President Biden personally, have repeatedly said that they do not seek to overthrow the Putin regime, despite the deep rejection of his actions.
However, in Russia they do not particularly trust the promises and guarantees that the Collective West gives, quoting the statement of the British political scientist and economist Harold Joseph Lasky: “Where the rules of the game do not allow you to win, English gentlemen change the rules“. Moreover, the history of relations between Russia and Western countries is a clear example of this.