Putins meat grinder war faces total collapse in 2023 as his team turns on him

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    The new year could bring an end to President Putin's savage regime as his team finally turns on him, according to experts.

    The staggering death toll of more than 100,000 deaths in the Ukraine and Russia conflict means it is no longer sustainable for Russia to keep pursuing its illegal invasion.

    Insiders have set out a clear plan for how violent Vlad's regime could crumble in 2023.

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    US-based Russia expert Olga Lautman from the Center for European Policy Analysis told The Sun Online: "I would not be surprised if his regime collapses in 2023."

    She said that the overthrowal of the Putin regime was most likely to come from within, rather than from an organic movement of ordinary people.

    And she said the many conspiracies about Vlad's ill health could have been released by his potential successors in a bid to undermine his regime.

    "Rumours about Putin's health are being put out by security services," she added.

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    Lautman warned there was no chance of peace in Ukraine until Putin was gone – and that waiting for him to die was not an option either.

    "Peace in Ukraine means Russia packing up its military and going home," she said. "It means Russia de-occupying all Ukrainian territory, including Crimea and the Donbas. This won't happen under Putin."

    Russian insider-turned dissident Yuri Felshtinsky told The US Online: "If Putin accepts defeat, he will likely be forced out by the Kremlin.

    "If the war failure becomes apparent to ordinary Russians, then the government could fall very quickly, as happened with the Soviet-Afghan war in the 1980s."

    Russia has a violent history of regime change sparked by both failed and proxy wars.

    The catastrophic Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and World War One contributed to the communist 1917 revolution.

    The collapse of the Soviet Union came in 1991 after a humiliating retreat from Afghanistan.

    But as 2023 approaches, the question is not whether Russia can win Ukraine, but when Russia will be defeated and how comprehensive its defeat will be.

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