Ukraine conflict: Security expert, Fiona Hill, says Vladimir Putin ‘extremely paranoid’ about being assassinated

The former senior Director for Europe and Russia at the United States National Security Council has said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is “paranoid about being assassinated.”

Fiona Hill, who served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019 told NBC News that Putin ‘is worried about his own position’ and that Putin does not want to look weak.

She added that the reason Putin is so intent in invading Ukraine is his fears that the West would use the country to tackle his regime.

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Hill, who was the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council between 2006-2009, holds a master’s in Soviet studies and a doctorate in history from Harvard University. She also holds a master’s in Russian and modern history from St. Andrews University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Fiona Hill said Vladimir Putin is paranoid about being assassinated, as well as US intervention following his country’s invasion of Ukraine Credit: NBC News
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