Ukraine’s safety service stated Monday it had detained a Russian informant who deliberate to assassinate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy final month.
The alleged informant “was preparing a Russian airstrike in the Mykolaiv region during the visit of the president of Ukraine,” the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) stated.
The lady was “gathering intelligence” in regards to the “the time and list of locations of the approximate route” of Zelenskyy’s go to to Mykolaiv on the finish of July. Based on the knowledge, a “massive” Russian airstrike would have assassinated Zelenskyy, the SBU stated.
The plotter was caught “red-handed,” according to the SBU, whereas giving data to the Russians. The SBU subsequently elevated safety measures after the informant’s “subversive activities” had been uncovered.
The informant, who has not been named, had beforehand labored as a saleswoman in a navy retailer and lived within the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Ochakov.