Two years after attempting to kill him, Russia locations Zelensky in search and seize | EUROtoday

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Two years after attempting to kill him throughout his tried assault on Kiev in 2022Russia has opened a legal case in opposition to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and has put him on a wished record. Ukraine pointed to the choice as proof of the “despair” of Moscow.

The Russian state company TASS reported that the Russian Interior Ministry database confirmed that the Ukrainian chief was on an inventory of individuals sought, however gave no additional particulars. Zelensky was included on that wished record in February 2024, in keeping with RIA Novosti, which added that former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko can be on the wished record.

Zelensky has been Moscow's goal because the begin of the large-scale invasion. Russian forces tried to storm the kyiv authorities headquarters and kill or seize Ukrainian President Zelensky within the first hours of the invasion on February 24, 2022. Members of the Russian forces infiltrated days earlier than within the capital tried strategy the presidential advanced twice that night time. The failure of the advance in the direction of the capital of the Russian armored columns, which had been alleged to open an exit hall for the assassins, ended up irritating the operation to kill or seize the Ukrainian chief.

'The Times' reported that no less than three makes an attempt on Zelensky's life by Russian assassins had been thwarted by Ukrainian forces within the first week of the warfare. Wagner Group mercenaries and Chechen particular forces had been despatched to assassinate the Ukrainian chief alternatively referred to in Russian propaganda as “nazi”, “cocainmano” or “nationalist”.

In August, Ukrainian authorities mentioned that they had detained an informant who was cooperating with Russia as a part of a plot to assassinate Zelensky.

Russian wished record

Russia has issued arrest warrants for a number of Ukrainian politicians and others European governments or representatives who haven’t bowed to their invasion. In February the Russian police put the girl on their wished record. Estonian Prime Minister, Box Kallas; and the Lithuanian Minister of Culture, Simonas Kairys, Tambin has additionally stepped in members of the previous letn parliament on an inventory of individuals wished for destroying Soviet-era monuments. In December 2023, the Russian Ministry of the Interior included the pinnacle of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kirill Budanovwithin the record of wished folks.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry famous that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself is topic to an arrest warrant pursuant to a choice of the International Criminal Court: “We want to remind you that, unlike the useless Russian announcements, an order from the International Criminal Court to arrest the Russian dictator on suspicion of war crimes is quite real and is subject to implementation in 123 countries,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry mentioned in a press release.

For kyiv, this Russian announcement is “evidence” of the “despair of the Russian state and propaganda machinery, which cannot think of any other way to attract attention.”

A couple of months in the past Russia even issued a arrest warrant in opposition to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court who final yr additionally drafted the arrest warrant in opposition to Putin for warfare crimes.