German spy chief sees no ’cracks’ in Putin system,

Bruno Kahl, the head of the German Intelligence Agency (BND), said on Monday that he does not see any weakening of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

”We see no cracks in the Putin system,” Kahl said at the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS).

Kahl argued that public criticism of the management of the war amount to routine disputes within Russian society and do not pose a threat to the Putin regime.

”Russia is still capable of waging a long-range war,” he said, pointing to newly recruited soldiers. Kahl said that Russia also has enough equipment and ammunition. However, Kahl said that Russia had certain vulnerabilities, including the performance of the armed forces. The spy chief argued that Putin’s long-term strategy could prevail if the West does not support Ukraine in a very organized way. Läs artikel