„Putin has raised a hydra-like monster, one that wields military power and, for now, does not challenge his leadership directly, but has challenged obedience to formal forces,” said Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska, President of the Center for International Relations, during an interview on TVP Info, commenting on Prigozhin’s rebellion in Russia [24.06.2023].
„This is a new situation that Putin defines as a rebellion. It is a test of Russia’s internal security capabilities. Just like the war in Ukraine was a test of the Russian army’s capabilities, which failed miserably. To the extent that they have not been able to win that war after a year and a half. It was shocking not only for the top leadership of Russia but also personally for Vladimir Putin,” added Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska on the show „Kobiecym Okiem”