“And thanks to this, I can say that Kadyrov’s elite group was destroyed directly, which came here to eliminate our president,” Danilov said.
He added that the assassins were split into two groups, with one destroyed in the town of Hostomel, just northwest of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and the other “under fire.”
Several reports and rumors of assassination attempts against Zelensky have emerged since Russia invaded Ukraine last Thursday. Zelensky himself said that “enemy sabotage groups” had entered Kyiv and that he was their “number one target,” though he insists on remaining in the capital.
On Monday, The Times of London reported that The Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary group allied with President Vladimir Putin, flew 400 mercenaries into Kyiv to assassinate Zelensky in return for what the outlet described as a “handsome financial bonus.”