Ukraine: Zelensky, prime minister survive another assassination attempt

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr ZelenskyFile

A top adviser to Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Markian Lubkivskyi, has revealed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, escaped an assasination plot.

The development is coming three weeks after the president survived a similar attempt when an elite Chechen hit squad was neutralised by his armed forces.

Lubkivskyi disclosed that a Russian private military outfit was engaged in the murder attempt.

“They wanted to assassinate the leadership of Ukraine: our President and Prime Minister,” he told CNN.

“That was the goal and a couple of them were sent to Ukraine without any success,” he said.

According to Lubkivskyi, the plot to assassinate Zelensky and the Prime Minister was confirmed by Ukraine’s intelligence service and special forces in charge of protecting Zelensky.

“All these documents and the necessary proof will be presented to the International Court,” he said, adding that he could not reveal more due to operational reasons.

The war between Russia and Ukraine is already entering its second month, with many Ukrainian towns and cities destroyed and casualties now counted in thousands.

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