The deputy head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate, Vadim Skibitski, said in an interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a ‘top target’ for his department, Ria reports.
Putin, Ukraine’s top target
“Our priority is to destroy the commander of the unit, who ordered his men to attack Ukraine,” said Vadim Skibitski. When asked who tops that list, the official named the Russian president. He said:
“Putin, because he coordinates and decides what happens.”
“Putin realizes that we are getting closer and closer to him, but he is also afraid of being killed by his own people,” Skibitski told the daily Die Welt.
Vadim Skibitski also threatened to destroy the port of Mariupol, calling it one of the critical logistics points, the news agency writes.
But Vladimir Putin is not the only target. The services also targeted the head of the Wagner group.
“We’re trying to kill him,” he said.
Ukraine, assassination attempt on Putin
Earlier, Moscow accused Kiev of attacking the Kremlin, the residence of President Vladimir Putin. Moscow stated:
“Kiev regime tried to attack the Kremlin residence of the President of the Russian Federation with drones”.
Two unmanned aerial vehicles were directed towards the Kremlin. As a result of timely actions taken by the military and special services, with the help of radar warfare systems, the vehicles were put out of action.
As a result of their fall and the scattering of fragments on the territory of the Kremlin, there were no casualties or material damage.
We consider these actions to be a planned terrorist act and an attack on the president, carried out on the eve of Victory Day, at the May 9 parade, at which the presence of foreign guests is also planned,” the Kremlin said.
The US says Ukraine was behind the drone attack
Meanwhile, the US now believes that Ukrainian security services were likely behind the drone attack on the Kremlin. It is not known whether President Zelenski knew about these attacks.
The US reached this assessment based on intercepted communications in which Ukrainian officials said they believed their own country was behind the attack. The same US officials, according to the New York Times, said their confidence that the Ukrainian government authorized the attack was “low”.
The West had hoped that Putin’s rule over Russia would crumble amid popular discontent over the long-running war against Ukraine.
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