Zelenskyj fires head of his bodyguard after tried assault | EUROtoday

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DUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has fired the top of his bodyguard after a foiled assassination try. Zelensky revealed on Thursday a decree “dismissing Serhiy Leonidovich Rud from the post of head of the Department of State Security of Ukraine.” The decree didn’t give any causes for the change in personnel within the extremely delicate publish.

The Ukrainian home secret service SBU mentioned on Tuesday that it had dismantled a “network of agents” managed by the Russian secret service FSB who had been “preparing the assassination of the Ukrainian president”. The group's plans had been geared toward recruiting troopers from Zelensky's safety service surroundings with a view to “take him hostage and kill him”.

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Two Guard members had been arrested on costs of passing categorised data to Russia. The SBU mentioned the 2 suspects had been recruited by the Russian safety service FSB and handed secret data on to Moscow.

Rud, 47, had headed the division accountable for the non-public safety of the Ukrainian president and different high-ranking authorities members and their households since 2019. Russia has had Zelenskyj in its sights because the offensive in Ukraine started. According to Kiev, a number of assassination makes an attempt have already been made in opposition to the president and different Ukrainian authorities officers.