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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Reflects on Surviving Multiple Assassination Attempts



In a revealing interview with The Sun, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shared that he has endured numerous assassination attempts since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. According to Zelenskyy, there have been at least five or six such attempts on his life, likening them to recurring bouts of Covid in their frequency and initial impact.

Although NBC News has not independently verified these claims, Zelenskyy's statements offer a glimpse into the ongoing threats he faces as the leader of a nation at war. He described the first assassination attempt as particularly alarming, but noted that each subsequent one has become less intimidating, becoming a part of his life under constant threat.

Throughout the conflict, Zelenskyy has maintained a highly visible presence, frequently visiting front lines and recently liberated cities under stringent security measures. Despite the risks, he has continued to work from a high-security complex in Kyiv.

In August, Ukrainian authorities reported the detention of an informant involved in a Russian plot to assassinate Zelenskyy. This incident underscores the persistent danger surrounding the Ukrainian leader.

Zelenskyy also commented on the ongoing conflict with Russia, acknowledging Moscow's continued ambition to remove him from power. He claimed awareness of a Russian operation, codenamed "Maidan 3," aimed at changing Ukraine's leadership, possibly through means other than assassination.


So, What Does This Mean?

President Zelenskyy's experiences with multiple assassination attempts highlight the perilous reality of leading a nation amidst a fierce and protracted conflict. His comparison of these attempts to Covid-19 reflects a grim adaptation to constant threats. This situation underscores the severity of the Ukrainian war and the personal risks faced by its leaders. Zelenskyy's resolve and continued visibility, despite these threats, symbolize Ukraine's determination to resist Russian aggression. The ongoing conflict and the assassination attempts serve as stark reminders of the high stakes involved in this geopolitical struggle.

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Unknown member
Nov 22, 2023

preaching to the choir but never the less a stark reminder, for me anyway, of why I fight, in my own way- interview with John Sweeny :


https://youtu.be/3DUvIge_YUw?si=CO5fVSVSDyedZ7Cx

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Unknown member
Nov 22, 2023

Another excellent reason for Biden, Johnson, NATO, and the West to send many more high-power weapons to the Ukrainian fighters right now.

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Unknown member
Nov 21, 2023

I am not surprised, but I am horrified at the prospect of him not leading the country. I'm sure Putin is desperate to get rid of a man who makes him look like the craven coward that he is. If any of you follow Sternenko's daily videos, you will have seen his commentary on some weasley guy who plans to run for president. He's just plain creepy. I can't remember the name, but God help Ukraine if that one ever got in power...not that he will with Zelenskyy to go against.

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Unknown member
Nov 21, 2023

To bad he'll always have a target on his back now. Wonder if one ever gets used to it.

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Nov 22, 2023
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I became immune to death and killing before my 32 months were finished in Nam. It did not bother me until after the fall of Nam. Then I could no longer justify the number of people I killed, I was a Christian before I went. My faith is in myself now. Combat changes everyone, some more than others.

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