• Ukraine’s security services announced they uncovered and thwarted an alleged Russian plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (BBC Mundo, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Axios, New York Post, Al Arabiya, Foreign Policy).
  • Two Russian agents were arrested for allegedly planning to carry out the assassination and a separate coup attempt.(Al Arabiya, Le Monde, Newsweek, The Moscow Times, The Independent)
  • The suspects were identified as members of Russian special services who had been operating undercover in Ukraine for an extended period.(The Hill, Hurriyet Daily News)
  • Ukraine claims the assassination plot was directly ordered by elements within the Russian government.(The Independent, TASS)
  • The alleged plot involved plans to shoot down Zelenskyy’s helicopter during a flight.(The Sun, The New Arab)
  • Russia has not officially commented on the allegations, but the state news agency TASS cited an unnamed source dismissing them as “fake.”(Yahoo News, IFP News)
  • Some analysts suggest the alleged plot could be an attempt by Russia to find an alternative to Zelensky as Ukraine’s leader.(IFP News, Breitbart)
  • The revelation comes a day before Zelensky’s planned address marking Victory Day, and amid Russian airstrikes targeting Kyiv and Lviv.(Al Arabiya, DW)