Zelenskyy survives three attempts on his life in just one week; Russian-backed mercenaries call his intel ‘eerie’

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a marked man, having reportedly survived three attempts to assassinate him in just the past week.

Both paid mercenaries from a Kremlin-backed private militia known as the Wagner Group and special forces from Chechnya have been deployed to take out the Ukrainian leader and “decapitate” the nation’s government, according to a report in The Times.

So far, their efforts have been foiled from within, by certain “elements” in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) who oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine.

After incurring losses during their failed attempts, would-be Wagner assassins were reportedly surprised by Ukraine’s ability to stay a step ahead of their moves, with one source close to the group telling The Times that Zelenskyy’s intel was downright “eerie.”

According to Ukrainian security officials, Chechen assassins were “eliminated” on Saturday outside Kyiv before they could get close enough to Zelenskyy to carry out their maniacal mission.

Ukraine National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, went on Ukrainian television to state that it was Russian spies who provided the life-saving intel.

“I can say that we have received information from the FSB, who do not want to take part in this bloody war,” Danilov said. “And thanks to this, the [Chechen President Ramzan] Kadyrov elite group was destroyed which came here to eliminate our president.”

Meanwhile, Wagner mercenaries, embedded in Kyiv for more than a month, have been tracking two dozen high-profile Ukrainian targets.

“The group had been told to await the arrival of the Spetsnaz — Russian special forces — to provide them with a secure corridor out of Kyiv once the assassinations had been completed,” reported The Times. “They believed the storming of Kyiv would provide a distraction and an opportunity to complete their mission.”

A line of Russian tanks stuck outside Kyiv has evidently held things up for the mercenaries, who have been pressured by the Kremlin to deliver some kills on their 24-member hit list. According to a source close to the group, they plan on doing just that in the upcoming days, claiming that, with nearly 400 cohorts in Kyiv alone, it is only a matter of time before one of them gets “lucky.”

“It only takes one of them to get lucky and everyone goes home with a bonus,” the source told The Times, adding that a new attempt to assassinate Zelenskyy could come as early as this weekend.

The Wagner Group, run by Yevgeny Prigozhin, is no stranger to Ukraine. In 2014, they were sent to the disputed region of Donbas to stir up conflict. Prigozhin, known as “Putin’s chef” is a propaganda master, responsible for running Russian “bot factories” and commanding an online army when he isn’t deploying stone-cold killers to take out world leaders.

According to a diplomatic source, the Spetsnaz was better equipped to handle such a task, but they lack the plausible deniability that comes with a group like Wagner.

“They would be going in there with a very high-profile mission, something that the Russians would want to be deniable — a decapitation of a head of state is a huge mission,” the source explained. “In terms of the impact on Russian sovereign policy, this would be perhaps their biggest mission so far. It would have a major impact on the war.”

“It would not be unreasonable that Wagner were used on some form of operation to try and take out the president and do a decapitation job on the Ukrainian government as they are deniable,” the source continued. “They have a lot more combat experience than the regular Russian Spetsnaz and they are lunatic enough to do it.”

“The risks of trying to get close to the president would be very high so that they would take significant causalities even if they could pin him down,” the source said.

President Zelenskyy has, since the beginning of the war, acknowledged that he and his family are the number one targets of Russian-backed assassins, but he has vowed to stay in Kyiv and fight for the people of Ukraine.



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