"The decision to launch missiles is usually made by the president himself, but it is always coordinated with the data from the 'nuclear footballs' of the Minister of Defense and the Chief of General Staff. Missile launches can be made after confirmation from all three footballs, from which a certain encoded signal must be sent to the General Staff command post."
I increasingly see complaints on the internet that, supposedly, Evgeny Prigozhin was dissatisfied only with Shoigu and Gerasimov and wanted to punish them. "This is not a rebellion!", "This is 'infighting' within the Ministry of Defense," and so on. What is most surprising is that such nonsense is sometimes said by official figures. Let's figure it out.
Evgeny Prigozhin began to provoke Sergey Shoigu and Valery Gerasimov since the beginning of this year. They were blamed for some kind of "shell shortage," and Prigozhin himself often directed insults towards them, often going "too far". Meanwhile, the Wagner PMC was armed and prepared better than any other unit of the Russian army, and they didn't have any "shell shortage" at all - this was revealed in July 2023 when the Wagner PMC warehouses were transferred to the Ministry of Defense.
Prigozhin's goals were not hidden: Lieutenant General Mikhail Mizintsev was supposed to be appointed Minister of Defense, and Army General Sergey Surovikin was to become the Chief of the General Staff. Mizintsev and Surovikin are proteges of the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov, just like Prigozhin himself. By the way, it was thanks to Sergey Chemezov's very active lobbying that Sergey Surovikin was recently released and is currently on a tour in Algeria.
All of Prigozhin's activity was indeed aimed at the dismissal of Shoigu and Gerasimov. It is possible that this whole idea of war in Ukraine has the same nature, considering that the main lobbyists and provocateurs of this war were precisely Sergey Chemezov and Konstantin Malofeev, as well as their affiliated people like Andrei Turchak or Sergey Naryshkin. I will reveal a well-known "secret" that will help better understand what is happening. The main clan of Sergey Chemezov consists of Sergey Naryshkin, Mikhail Fradkov, Sergey Ivanov, Anton Vaino, and Andrei Turchak.
Thus, Sergey Chemezov would gain control over nuclear weapons, and Vladimir Putin would be left with nothing, and the "final decision" on the "Putin question" would be easily implementable without the risk of launching nuclear missiles, as such decisions still pass through the filter of the Minister of Defense and the General Staff. And the launch itself is initiated by the General Staff.
But instead of firing Shoigu and Gerasimov, Vladimir Putin agreed to remove the Wagner PMC far away. After that, there was a mythical attack by "black helicopters" on Wagner PMC positions, "documentarily confirmed" only by a video of a burning outhouse; and the immediately following "March of Justice," which "by strange coincidence" had been prepared for three days already. 😀 In the end, it was Evgeny Prigozhin himself who "betrayed" the March of Justice, 200 kilometers away from Moscow, exposing Sergey Chemezov and his "merry company," for which he was symbolically killed on August 23, and now all his assets are being divided among many individuals with very dark backgrounds.
I will remind you that I have been actively speaking about the threat from the activities of the aforementioned individuals since 2013, after which an information war was launched against me. There is a massive amount of evidence of this both on the internet, available to everyone, and in the archives of Russian special services. Now, when all the predictions have come true, I have been completely erased from the media space of Russia and all my usernames on forums have been banned. As if I never existed.
Dmitrii Ershov, political analyst.Tags: Gerasimov | March of Justice | Shoigu | Vladimir Putin | Wagner PMC | War in Ukraine