Putin can choose Syria as a refuge, but in this case he will have to fly through Turkey , which is a member of NATO.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle are preparing an emergency evacuation plan in case Ukraine wins. The plans of the head of the Kremlin to flee to Syria, as the nearest friendly country, reports the British tabloid Daily Express, citing insider information.
However, the likely evacuation of the Russian president will be associated with some difficulties, since Putin, heading to Syria, you will have to fly through the airspace of Turkey, which is a member of NATO.
“If Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies Putin access to airspace, he will effectively disrupt the entire evacuation,” observers say.
< p> In this case, the head of the Kremlin has one more option – to fly to Iran. It is reported that the Iranian spiritual and political leader Ibrahim Raisi and President Erdogan may be interested in the future fate of Putin and have allegedly discussed among themselves possible options in case Putin asks for asylum.
“To Iran and Turkey, in principle, is beneficial to keep the Russian president in exile in reserve, using him, depending on the situation, as leverage or as a bargaining chip,” the journalists summed up.
Yale University historian Timothy Snyder noted on July 24 that the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin begins to weaken, which gives grounds for the start of a struggle for power. Snyder came to this conclusion after the loud statements of Dmitry Medvedev, who repeatedly threatened Ukraine and Western countries with “serious consequences”