Volodymyr Zelenksi spoke to the Sun about the times Vladimir Putin tried to assassinate him and stressed that Ukraine will win the war.
“At least five times Vladimir Putin tried to assassinate me,” Volodymyr Zelensky pointed out, and even gave some details.
“Five or six conspiracies were made to kill me, but the Ukrainian secret services managed to stop them,” the Ukrainian president said.
“The first attempt caused panic, like the first outbreak of the coronavirus,” he added, and continued:
“Russian special forces parachuted into Kiev to kill me on the first day of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, on February 24 last year.”
His bodyguards sealed off his office with makeshift barricades and plywood, while Zelensky and his closest aides immediately drew their weapons.
“Someone said the office was like a madhouse,” and when British and American officials offered to get the president out of Kiev – amid fears it could fall within hours – he responded with: “I need ammunition, not a walk”.
However, to a question about whether Ukraine would kill Putin if it had the chance, he answered:
“This is war and Ukraine has every right to defend its land.”