Putin’s advisers aren’t giving him the ‘full truth’, and it could be fatal for his invasion, say experts

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Edward Arnold, a research fellow at the respected Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), told i that one of the “main unknowns” remains what information has been given to Mr Putin both ahead and during the invasion remains. "It is likely that he is not being told the full ground truth for fear of what that might mean for military commanders, which shows and inherent weakness of authoritarian regimes. “Public disagreements with senior intelligence officials are continuing and it looks like Putin is trying to shift the blame for a thus far unsuccessful military operation onto his intelligence community,” he said.