Experts say the arrest of the Russian intelligence officer shows Mr. Putin’s frustration with the war in Ukraine


Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly placed one of his top intelligence officials under house arrest, an expert told Fox News Digital, a move that suggests Putin is seeking to shift blame for the Ukrainian invasion, which U.S. intelligence believes did not go as planned.Andrei Soldatov, a Russian journalist, said Putin had arrested Sergey Beseda, the head of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the London Sunday Times reported.Fox News has not independently confirmed the report.Beseda is reportedly under house arrest along with his deputy Anatoly Bolyukh.The Federal Security Service (FSB) is Russia’s top security and counterintelligence agency.A former U.S. intelligence official told Fox News Digital that the move shows Putin is unhappy with his intelligence agencies’ assessment of the Ukraine invasion.

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