As the search for assets linked to Vladimir Putin’s cronies continues, his alleged mistress has also come into the crosshairs.
Alina Kabaeva (38-year-old ex-Olympic gymnast) is believed to be living alone in a Swiss ski resort. There are increasing calls to deport her.
Video of Kabaeva dancing at a Moscow party in December before the invasion shows her, who is said to have four children with Putin.
The Swiss authorities are informed by a Change.org petition “It’s time to reunite Putin with his Eva Braun” — a cutting reference to Adolf Hitler’s notorious mistress.
Published reports say Kabaeva’s friends are asking her to use her influence with Putin to stop the bloodshed.
“He doesn’t seem to be listening to anybody, but perhaps he might listen to her,”Page Six was informed by a source.
In the meantime, fears are rising that Putin could resort to tactical nukes to end the deadlock in Ukraine. “gain the upper hand after battlefield losses,” The New York Times reported.
Some missiles can carry small nukes. The power of the nukes is three times that of the bomb that decimated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.
“It is a strategic game changer,”Richard Newton, a retired Air Force Lieutenant-General, said.
According to U.S. Defense Department officials, Russia has lost approximately 10% of its ground troops that were sent in for the invasion.