The leadership of the Ukrainian spy agency has officially announced that they are working to assassinate Putin.
The second in command of Ukrainian military intelligence says Kyiv’s spies are actively trying to kill Vladimir Putin—and the Russian leader is well aware of it. Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate, made the admission in an interview with German publication Welt . . . Putin is number one “because he coordinates and decides what happens.” Ukrainian Spy Boss Bluntly Admits Plan to Assassinate Putin
Meanwhile, reports US officials are saying that Ukraine was behind the recent Kremlin drone attack and assassinations of Russian commentators.
Moscow says the drone attack was an assassination attempt against Putin that may result in retaliation:
. . . Moscow called the incident a “a pre-planned terrorist act” and an attempt on Putin’s life perpetrated by Kiev. The Kremlin vowed that Russia would retaliate to the raid “anywhere and anytime it deems necessary,” while senior lawmaker Vyacheslav Volodin called for the use of “weapons capable of stopping and destroying the Kiev terrorist regime.” Kremlin responds to Ukrainian threat to kill Putin — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union
I have seen no response from Zelensky or the White House about the announced plans to assassinate Putin. Failure to respond will amount to tacit approval.
Realize that the logic used to justify Putin’s assassination would apply equally to President Zelensky since he “coordinates and decides what happens”. The same is arguably true for President Biden and senior American leadership.
Should the US demand an end to Ukrainian attempts to assassinate Putin if Zelensky fails to respond?
The US has a history of using drones for assassination against targets in the Middle East. Is Washington really driving the assassination plots?
Are we ready for a war of assassination against a peer opponent in the age of drones and hypersonic missiles?
Unsubstantiated claims from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense have zero credibility. Do you have anything else to back up the claims?
Realize that Russia could have easily killed Zelensky using artillery or smart bombs or missiles against his offices and residence in Kyiv. The fact that western officials have continued to go to Kyiv for photo ops shows that Russia has not been interested in assassination. That may well change unless the US and Kyiv denounce the policy of assassination.
True- Russia has been so thoughtful and careful in their war on Ukraine. I’m sure it didn’t even cross their mind to assassinate Zelensky. That would be beyond the pale for someone like Putin. Do you even believe what you post?
This should have been done at the get/go and not a word said. The mere fact that it’s being outwardly discussed, tells me it’s not going to happen and there’s a political agenda for it being said. The intent IMO is for strictly manipulative purposes.
Two possible factors in announcing the Ukrainian assassination project:
Provoke a Russian response that can then be used as a pretext for more escalation from NATO.
Provide a cover story if the US or Ukrainian intelligence decide to remove Zelensky if attempts to end the war without approval from Washington.
If the idea that the SBU (Ukrainian secret police) would assassinate a Ukrainian leader is hardly far-fetched, consider the strange case of Denis Kireev. He was a Ukrainian negotiator who was executed for “treason” by the SBU while reportedly working for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
They are at war, the supreme commander of both sides is a legitimate target. Do you think we didn’t try to kill Hitler? Hito? Mussolini? Hussien? Do you think they didn’t try (or wouldn’t have given a chance) to kill FDR? Churchill? Bush?