Ukraine's SBU security services have arrested two Kiev internal security officials involved in a plot to assassinate the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky and other government officials. However, the plot was allegedly hatched by Russia. The two men were charged with treason and complicity in the terrorist attack and faced life sentences. In addition to the Kiev leader, the Russians intended to eliminate the head of the SBU Vasily Malyuk, the head of the Gur Kirill Budanov and other high-ranking officials. One of the tasks of the Russian intelligence network that planned the assassination of the kyiv leader, according to reports Policy, would have been to search among the soldiers close to the president's security for people capable of taking the head of state hostage and then killing him. According to SBU head Malyuk, the terrorist attack today should have been “a gift to Putin for his inauguration as President of Russia for the fifth time.” This is not the first time there have been reports of plots to eliminate Zelensky. On the contrary. He is estimated to have “survived” at least 10 assassination attempts. “But this is the first time that we have discovered that there are state security officials as high up as enemy moles,” he stressed. Policy Artem Dehtiarenko, spokesperson for the kyiv security services.

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