The Sun is reporting Wednesday that Vladimir Putin’s car was hit in an attempted assassination plot.

Putin allegedly escaped to safety.

According to reports, there were several arrests made after the incident.


The Russian tyrant’s car was hit by a “loud bang” on its left front wheel which was followed by “heavy smoke”, sources close to the leader allege.

Putin’s limo was driven to safety with the president unharmed – but there have been multiple arrests from his security service, it is claimed.

It is reported some of his bodyguards have vanished amid claims secret information about the 69-year-old’s movements were compromised, according to the General GVR Telegram channel.

The anti-Kremlin channel claims Putin was travelling back to his official residence in a decoy motorcade amid security fears.

It is unclear when the potential assassination attempt took place and it has not been immediately possible to verify the claim.

The 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 heavy smoke”, it is claimed.

The SVR General alleged Putin’s car “despite the problems with control” made its way out of the attack scene to reach the safety of the residence.