A Telegram channel closely associated with Russia's security establishment claimed Russian secret service agents have reportedly uncovered a plot from “within their own ranks” to assassinate Vladimir Putin.
According to the VChK-OGPU channel, the assassination scheme was discovered during a gathering at a karaoke club in Chekhov near Moscow. The establishment is known to be frequented by Russian agents, the Daily Star reported.
The channel referenced 37-year-old construction entrepreneur and alleged informant Mikhail Yurchenko. Yurchenko claimed that an “agent” at the club had openly bragged about being given the “task” to "remove" Putin.
Yurchenko claimed the agent showed him his service ID card and the pair had a “long heart-to-heart” regarding the war in Ukraine and the future of Russia, according to the Daily Star.
He allegedly said he was “haunted” by what the agent told him, so he reported it to the police and now authorities are investigating the claims, the outlet reported.
According to VChK-OGPU, "The special services have been searching for several days for the unknown person who planned to 'remove' Putin. Based on his tip, operatives went to study the situation in the Honey club, where... you can often meet employees of various [secret] departments."
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As Front Page Detectives previously reported, Putin is extremely paranoid about his security in general. He often changes his travel routes to keep himself safe and will travel with food testers to avoid anyone poisoning his food.
Putin has increased his public appearances lately, giving speeches to justify the Ukraine war and criticizing Ukraine’s allies. The beleaguered president is reportedly planning to announce he is seeking re-election ahead next year's vote, the Daily Star reported.
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