Zelenskyy assassination plot: Russian informant detained, Ukraine says

August 07, 2023

KYIV — Ukraine said Monday it had detained an informant who was sharing intelligence with Russia as part of a plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The woman "was preparing an enemy airstrike on Mykolaiv region" during a recent visit by Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, said in a statement released online. A spokesperson for the SBU confirmed to NBC News that Ukraine was saying Zelenskyy was the target of the attack. A woman, center, was detained by law enforcement after she was accused of involvement in a plot to assassinate Zelenskyy. Ukraine's Security ServicesZelenskyy regularly moves around the country, visiting front lines and liberated cities, under strict security.