Russian President Vladimir Putin has survived another assassination, according to media reports. Putin’s limousine was allegedly attacked by a “loud bang” on its left front wheel which was followed by “heavy smoke”, according to Mirror, a UK daily.
The incident happened this week amid the prolonged war between Russia and Ukraine.
The report mentioned that no harm has happened to the 69-year-old ruler and multiple arrests have been made by his security service.
Putin was reportedly travelling back to his official residence on an unspecified date in a motorcade amid security fears. This compromised five armoured cars and Putin was in the third one.
An anti-Kremlin news channel said, “On the way to the residence, a few kilometres away, the first escort car was blocked by an ambulance, [and] the second escort car drove around without stopping [due to the] sudden obstacle, and during the detour of the obstacle”.
In Putin’s car, a loud bang sounded from the left front wheel followed by smoke. However, despite the attack, Putin made his way out of the attack scene and reached his residence.
Subsequently, the head of Putin’s security services and several other people have been in custody.
It comes amid claims that Russian officials are calling for Putin to resign after the nation suffers “significant” setbacks amid a Ukrainian counter-attack.