Russian military misinformed Putin about the war's progress, - The White House
American specialists assume that the Russian President realized he is being lied to
Russian President Vladimir Putin was being misinformed by advisers on the military activities in Ukraine and the impact of sanctions on his country's economy.
This information came from the White House Director of Communications Kate Beddingfield, according to Bloomberg.
"We believe that his advisers are misinforming Putin about how poorly the Russian military is doing and how much the Russian economy has suffered from sanctions; most probably because his senior advisers are too afraid to tell him the truth," - she said.
According to Kate Beddingfield, the United States also possesses information that Putin became aware of misinformation, which led to constant tensions between him and defense top guys.
"It is becoming increasingly clear that Putin's war was a strategic mistake that, in the long run, has made Russia weaker and increasingly isolated on the world stage," - she added.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, in turn, also said that Putin may not be very well informed. "He may not have the full context and not fully understand the extent to which his troops are failing in Ukraine," he said. "One of the consequences of this may be a not-so-honest attempt to agree on some kind of settlement."
As a reminder, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on March 30 that a number of senior officers of the Russian army were fired and even arrested.