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Boris Bondarev was until May of 2022 a Russian diplomat working in the foreign ministry and posted to Moscow’s mission to the United Nations activities in Geneva.

Disgusted with the war, Bondarev publicly resigned and criticized the war unleashed by Vladimir Putin.

Sham “referendums” in occupied regions of Ukraine, a mobilization of Russian conscripts and more nuclear threats from the Kremlin don’t indicate a Russian victory anytime soon.

With protests spreading in Russia, and hundreds of thousands fleeing conscription, how much has the catastrophic war in Ukraine undermined Vladimir Putin’s hold on power?

Bondarev spoke to Tim Sebastian from an undisclosed location about the future of the Putin regime.

“He’s put himself in a situation where there are no good exits,” Bondarev said.

How real is the nuclear threat? How to do Russian officials expect the West would respond to a nuclear strike from Moscow?

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Chapters:

00:52 Welcome to Boris Bondarev

01:10 “Referendums” in Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia

02:42 Russian mobilization

04:08 Russian military deception amd disinformation

06:30 Russia is not isolated

06:55 Poisonings of Skripals and Navalny

07:23 Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

08:34 No victory unless the West surrenders to Putin

09:05 Advance knowedge of Ukraine invasion

10:19 Nuclear strikes against the West, World War Three

11:28 Russians can suffer as long as it takes

11:48 Radioactive ruins vs. Russian values

12:55 Putin’s last resort, nuclear blackmail

13:41 Fate of regime dependent on course of war

14:59 Russian elites are split now

15:50 Why did Putin start this war?

16:50 Crimea, NATO, and Western interference

17:55 No good exits

18:20 Bondarev’s own safety

18:50 Mysterious deaths in Moscow

19:25 Nuclear weapons, Jake Sullivan, and deterrence

20:40 Indicators of Russian nuclear strike

21:20 Radiation pills in Kherson oblast

22:30 Cuban missile crisis and hotline to West

24:40 Putin is the only obstacle

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