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Zelensky assassination plot foiled as Russian network exposed in Ukraine

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May21,2024

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has survived a fresh assassination plot after Kyiv’s security service took down a network of Russian operatives they said planned to kill him with a drone.

Zelensky has been targeted by Russia in the past and the fresh plot aimed to kill “other representatives of the country’s top military and political leadership,” the SBU said.

They claimed the activities of those involved in the attempt were overseen by the FSB, Russia‘s Federal Security Service, who facilitated the leaking of information to the Kremlin.

In a post on Telegram, the security service said: “The SBU exposed a network of agents of the 5th service of the FSB of the Russian Federation who were preparing the assassination of the President of Ukraine: two UDO colonels were detained.

“Counterintelligence and SBU investigators thwarted the FSB’s plans to eliminate the President of Ukraine and other representatives of the country’s top military and political leadership.”

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In a joint effort by the Security Service of Ukraine and the State Security Office, the attempt to “eliminate” Zelensky was exposed, revealing plans to take him hostage and kill him.

The Telegram post continued: “One of the tasks of the FSB intelligence network was to search for executors among the military close to the protection of the President, who could take the Head of State hostage and later kill him.”

The other intended victims were reportedly the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Malyuk, the head of the State Administration of Ukraine Kyryll Budanov, and other high-ranking officials.

The SBU explained: “The enemy’s plan was as follows: first, the recruited agent had to observe the movement of the person under guard and pass information to the enemy.

“According to the coordinates of the house where the official was supposed to be, a rocket attack was planned. Then they were going to attack the people who remained at the affected area with a drone.

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2 thoughts on “Zelensky assassination plot foiled as Russian network exposed in Ukraine”
  1. It is truly alarming to see the extent of the Russian network operating in Ukraine and the constant threats faced by President Zelensky. The successful foiling of this assassination plot highlights the importance of strong security measures and international cooperation in protecting leaders against such heinous acts.

  2. It’s truly terrifying to see the extent of the Russian network’s reach and the audacity of their plans. The fact that President Zelensky was in such imminent danger demands swift and decisive action. I commend the Ukrainian security services for their vigilance in thwarting this assassination plot and ensuring the safety of their leadership.

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