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Ukraine says Chechen assassins targeting Zelensky taken out

The head of Ukraine’s National Security Council says a group of Chechen assassins sent to kill President Volodymyr Zelensky have been killed after their plot was foiled.

Oleksiy Danilov says Russian intel officers who oppose the war provided information that allowed Ukrainian forces to find the unit of Chechen special forces under the direction of warlord Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Kadyrov forces unit, which came to kill our President, was eliminated,” he tells Ukraine 24 TV. “”We will not give our President or our country to anyone. This is our land, get out of here.”

Zelensky has said that he is the Kremlin’s number one target and his family the second highest on Russia’s kill list. He told CNN today that he had not seen his family in three days.

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