Putin's Intel Problem

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Russian Intelligence


The FSB is neither unstaffed nor underfunded, but it has had its sights firmly set on Ukraine, said Callum Fraser, a research fellow specializing in Russian and Eurasian security at the U.K.'s Royal United Services Institute think tank. "Now, practically every facet has been pushed into the war effort," he told Newsweek. "To a certain extent, we can say that their eyes have been distracted, not completely from counterterrorism but certainly a lot more than it has been over the past 10 years or so," he said. There may have been skepticism in the Kremlin, which suspected the warnings were disinformation, Fraser added.