(NewsBroadcast.com) – From the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy decided to stay in his country and fight alonside his fellow citizens. On February 26, Ukrainian intelligence reportedly learned that Russian President Vladimir Putin hired 400 mercenaries from teh Wagner Group in January to enter the country and assassinate the Ukrainian president. Evidently, Putin planned to take out the leader of the country, capture its capital, and claim Ukraine as his own. Experts stated by sending others in to do the killing for him, the Russian leader could keep his hands clean.
Upon learning of the murderous plot, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko instituted a strict curfew to protect the city’s citizens from the deadly Wagner Group. With residents off the streets, the killers would have a hard time hiding amongst civilians.
Adam Milstein tweeted a video talking about the assassination plan.
Report that Putin has ordered 400 Russian mercenaries operating in Kyiv to kill Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky pic.twitter.com/VhHSMtifzI
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) February 28, 2022
The Wagner Group is a private militia known for murdering, robbing, raping, and other war crimes. In December, 2021, the European Union sanctioned the group for human rights violations associated with its dealings in Syria, Libya, the Donbas region, and the Central African Republic.
According to officials, Putin allegedly flew the mercenaries in from Africa to carry out his nefarious plan against Zelenskyy. The troop’s hit list allegedly included the Ukrainian prime minister, all cabinet members, and the Klitschko brothers.
The group has yet to succeed in fulfilling any of Putin’s kill orders.
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