Vladimir Putin is likely to be “killed” by his generals if he tries to use nuclear weapons, a military expert has predicted. In a televised address earlier this week, the Russian leader appeared to suggest that the conflict in Ukraine could spiral into a nuclear crisis.
Professor Peter Duncan at the UCL School of Slavic and East European Studies told Express.co.uk that Putin is likely to be killed before he presses the nuclear button. Prof. Duncan said: The bottom line is that Putin is isolated from reality. He simply doesn’t understand either about Russia, what people in Russia think, or what people abroad think, and that’s why he makes mistake after mistake.”
“I still think that if Putin started using nuclear weapons or if he actually told Generals Shoigu and Gerasimov to use weapons I think it’s entirely possible that they would refuse and then they would have to move against Putin and kill him .
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