Volodymyr Zelenskyy dodged three assassination attempts by alleged Russian mercenaries in a week: Report

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy escaped at least three murder attempts last week. Anti-war Russians provided information to Ukrainian authorities about mercenary groups planning attacks on government officials.

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According to a report by the Times of London, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy escaped at least three murder attempts last week as Russian soldiers launched an invasion against the eastern European country.

According to the report, the assaults were thwarted when anti-war Russians provided information to Ukrainian authorities about two distinct mercenary groups, including the Kremlin-backed Wagner group and Chechen special forces, who planned to carry out these attacks.

According to Ukraine’s national security and defence secretary, “I can say that we have received information from [Russia’s Federal Security Service], who do not want to take part in this bloody war.” According to the report, up to 400 members of the Wagner Group are still in Kyiv, planning to assassinate 24 Ukrainian government officials.

On Saturday, the 44-year-old president escaped an assassination attempt on the outskirts of Kyiv, when a gang of Chechen shooters were apprehended before they could reach him.

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of attempting to “erase” Ukrainians, their nation, and their history. He  stated in a video address that a missile assault on a location near the site of a Holocaust tragedy demonstrates that “for many people in Russia our Kyiv is completely foreign.”

The attack on Kyiv’s primary television tower, which was located near Babi Yar, the site of the worst massacre of Kyiv Jews during World War II and a place of memory and pilgrimage, was destroyed on Tuesday night. According to Ukrainian officials, five individuals were murdered during the incident, and Zelenskyy’s symbolic significance underscored Russia’s danger to Ukrainian identity.