May 03, 2023

Putin 'Assassination' Attempt Raises Eyebrows

Source: Newsweek

Journalist: Nick Mordowanec

Samuel Bendett, an adjunct senior fellow and advisor at the Center for a New American Security, told Newsweek via email that he "tends to agree" with Fokht's theory.

"I am skeptical of an assassination attempt claim, but if in fact this was a Ukrainian strike, it carries significant symbolism by demonstrating the capacity to reach the very heart of the Russian government, and a location where Russia intends to hold its deeply symbolic May 9 parade," Bendett said.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...