According to a report from the New York Post, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has survived more than a dozen assassination attempts during the first two weeks of the Russian invasion.
“We have a very powerful network of intelligence and counterintelligence, they track it all,” presidential adviser Mikhail Podolyak told the outlet Ukrainian Pravda.
Would-be assassins have reportedly been “liquidated” while attempting to get to Zelenskyy’s quarters.
“Our foreign partners are talking about two or three attempts. I believe that there were more than a dozen such attempts,” Podolyak adds, referring to an earlier claim involving the lower figure nearly a week ago.
“Western intelligence is right to say that the main target for Putin was Mr. Zelenskyy in terms of attacking the government quarter and trying to kill the country’s key manager,” adds Podolyak.
Earlier this week, Zelenskyy shared his exact location, saying “I’m not afraid of anyone.”
— New York Post (@nypost) March 9, 2022