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Former CIA chief: "A coup has started in Russia" will oust Putin from power

Former CIA chief: "A coup has started in Russia" will oust Putin from

A former CIA chief has said that Russia has secretly launched a coup to overthrow Vladimir Putin over the war in Ukraine and threats that the conflict could become global. .

Daniel Hoffman says that this coup will be immediate and is being organized by people close to Putin who will find him unprepared.

"These people will move secretly and immediately before Putin discovers and kills them first. "Everything will happen suddenly and he will die," said Hoffman.

Putin's health has raised speculation that Russia may soon have a new leader, and Hoffman predicts there are some key players that should be kept under scrutiny as his successors.

At the top of the list to take power in Moscow are Nikolai Patrushev, the head of Putin's Security Council, and Alexander Bortnikov, the director of Russia's secret intelligence agency FSB.