Did Putin Face Assassination Attempt in September 2022?

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2022
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Tabloid outlets were buzzing in September 2022 with news of a possible attempted assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Daily Mail and Euro Weekly News, a Kremlin “insider” alleged that Putin’s limousine was hit by a “loud bang” on its “left front wheel followed by heavy smoke.”

All of the gossip sites appeared to cite an anonymous Telegram account called “General SVR,” which is in the Russian language. Similar English-language versions of the account are on Telegram and Twitter, and posted the following story:

Olga Lautman, a Ukrainian analyst and researcher...

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