According to information from the British newspaper The Times, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky escaped at least three assassination attempts sponsored by Moscow last week.
Russia has carried out its threats since February 24, and Ukraine is now the scene of a sad war. At its head, Volodymyr Zelensky tries despite everything to defend his homeland.
And while last week he did not hesitate to appear in a video to prove that he had not fled his country, the Kremlin made him its number one target to eliminate.
Thus, according to the Times, two heavily armed teams would have had the mission to kill the Ukrainian president. And it is not just any force, since the first comes straight from Chechnya under the orders of its president Ramzan Kadyrov, who is also a fervent supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Zelensky has survived at least three assassination attempts in the past week, The Times has learned https://t.co/YVnDRCxytk
— The Times (@thetimes) March 4, 2022
Thus more than 10,000 soldiers were mobilized to join the “denazification” offensive orchestrated by Vladimir Putin. According to the British daily, a first assassination attempt was foiled last Saturday, in the heart of the city of Kiev, before they could reach Volodymyr Zelensky.
Indeed, as the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, explained on Ukrainian television: “I can say that we have received information from the FSB (former KGB), which does not want to participate in this bloody war. And thanks to this, Kadyrov’s elite group was destroyed, the ones who came here to eliminate our president”.
Two more attempts
Two other attempts would then have been carried out by a second team led by the mercenary militia of the Wagner group. This Russian private military company was founded by former Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigojine, who is known to be very close to President Vladimir Putin, although Russia has never officially acknowledged him. While its militia is established in several African countries, the Kremlin had also employed these mercenaries in Syria, alongside Bashar al-Assad’s troops.
It is now in Ukraine that 400 men from the Wagner group have been for a few weeks, as indicated by the Times, and they have tried to kill the Ukrainian president twice.
Enough to raise questions from Wagner’s mercenaries who, in addition to having suffered significant losses according to the Times, would be worried about the accuracy of the information that Ukraine would have in its possession. According to a source close to this group, “it is strange to see how well informed President Zelensky’s security team seemed”.
However, Wagner is not ready to give up on their mission since, as the source still affirms to the Times, “it only takes one to arrive there and everyone returns with a bonus”. What undoubtedly motivate the troops of mercenaries, without forgetting that if the Ukrainian head of state were to perish, the Kremlin could clear itself of any form of direct responsibility, and position a pro-Russian president at the head of Ukraine .