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Ukrainian authorities say the plot to assassinate Zelensky has been thwarted

Ukrainian authorities say the plot to assassinate Zelensky has been thwarted

The head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov announced during a Tuesday briefing that Ukrainian forces had foiled an assassination plot against the president. Volodymyr Zelenskyaccording to Telegram mail from the Ukrainian authorities.

why does it matter: Zelensky said since the beginning Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine He would be a prime target for assassination. Last Thursday, he warned that Russian “subversive groups” entered Kyiv and were there Looking for him and his family.

The Big Picture: According to a telegram, Danilov said that a unit of the elite Chechen special forces, known as Kadyrov’s followersAnd the He was behind the plot and was later “eliminated”.

  • “We are well aware of the special operation that was to be carried out by Kadyrov’s followers directly in order to eliminate our president,” Danilov said in the post.
  • He added that the Ukrainian authorities had received reports of the plot by members of the Russian Federal Security Service who did not support the war.
  • Danilov explained that Kadyrov’s group was divided into two groups, one of which was destroyed in Gostomel and the other “under fire”.

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