Accusing fingers have been pointed at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in connection with an alleged assassination plot.
According to Markian Lubkivskyi, a top adviser to Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Wagner, a Russian private military outfit, was engaged in the murder attempt.
“They wanted to assassinate the leadership of Ukraine: our President and Prime Minister,” he told CNN.
“That was the goal and a couple of them were sent to Ukraine without any success,” he said.
According to Lubkivskyi, the plot to assassinate Zelensky and the Prime Minister was confirmed by Ukraine’s intelligence service and special forces in charge of protecting Zelensky.
“All these documents and the necessary proof will be presented to the International Court,” he said, adding that he could not reveal more due to operational reasons.
The war between Russia and Ukraine is already entering its second month, with many Ukrainian towns and cities destroyed and casualties now counted in thousands.