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Assassination attempt on President Zelenskyy: Russian agent detained in Poland

Assassination attempt on President Zelenskyy: Russian agent detained in Poland Archive photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukrainian and Polish intelligence services managed to uncover and detain a Russian agent who was assisting in preparations for a possible assassination attempt on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) reports.

Case details

A Polish citizen intended to gather and transmit information to Russia about the security of the Rzeszów-Jasionka airport. This was intended, among other things, to assist Russian intelligence services in planning a possible assassination attempt on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his visit to Poland.

SSU employees and Ukrainian prosecutors informed their Polish counterparts about the possible assassination plot and provided them with key evidence in this case. This occurred within the framework of providing international legal assistance.


The recruited agent of the Russian special services was successfully identified and detained on Polish territory.

The Polish prosecutor's office has charged him with "preparedness to act in favor of a foreign intelligence service." Today, at the request of the Polish prosecutor's office, the District Court of Warsaw applied a preventive measure of detention against the perpetrator.

The investigation is being conducted by the Internal Security Agency under the supervision of the National Prosecutor's Office of Poland.

Not the first attempt

Last August in the Mykolaiv region, a Russian accomplice was arrested for plotting an assassination attempt against President Zelenskyy.

Later, Matthew Miller, a representative of the State Department, stated that the USA is observing Russian espionage and reconnaissance activities in Ukraine and supports our country's efforts to hold accountable those who plot against the leadership of the country.