Former Russian President Wants Zelenskyy Assassinated

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

( – Russia’s former president, Dmitry Medvedev, a close ally of its current leader Vladimir Putin, has called for the assassination of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Medvedev’s comments came after Moscow accused Ukraine of attempting a drone attack on the Kremlin, in which two drones were blown up by anti-aircraft artillery over the Russian presidency.

It remains unclear whether the drones were indeed sent by Ukraine or whether the attack in the heart of Moscow was a false flag operation by Russian intelligence designed to justify greater strikes on the former, possibly even with tactical nuclear weapons.

Ukraine has resisted a full-fledged Russian invasion for nearly 15 months, partly thanks to substantial US military aid.

Dmitry Medvedev is now the deputy head of Russia’s security council chaired by Putin. In 2008, Medvedev temporarily became the President of Russia, while Putin took the prime minister job to nominally observe the then-constitutional requirement of serving no more than two consecutive presidential terms. They switched back in 2013.

“After today’s terrorist attack, there are no options left but the physical elimination of Zelenskyy and his clique,” Medvedev wrote in a Telegram post after Moscow alleged a drone raid on the Kremlin.

“[Having Zelenskyy alive is not necessary for Ukraine’s’] unconditional surrender” [because Adolf Hitler],” as we know, didn’t sign [a surrender agreement] either,” the former Russian president argued, as cited by The New York Post and Newsmax.

“There will always be some replacement, like figurehead president Admiral Dönitz,” he added, referring to the German admiral Karl Dönitz who briefly became the Nazi leader after Hitler’s death at the end of World War II.

Videos of the alleged drone attack released by Russia show two explosions above the Kremlin, without any casualties or damages.

In a statement, the Russian presidency called the incident a “planned terrorist attack and an attempt on the president,” adding that Putin was not at the Kremlin then.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s leader Zelenskyy said his country didn’t send drones to the Kremlin as it wouldn’t use critical weapons to attack Moscow.

“We fight on our territory; we’re defending our buildings and cities. We don’t have enough weapons for this. For us, that is a deficit – we can’t spend it. We didn’t attack Putin. We leave it to [the United Nations] tribunal,” the Ukrainian president said.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared he could not confirm that a foreign power attacked the Kremlin.

“[I would] take anything coming out of the Kremlin with a very large shaker of salt. We’ll see what the facts are,” he said.

The alleged drone attack on the Russian presidency in Moscow comes just as Ukraine is gearing up for a major counterattack to liberate its territory occupied by Russia.

On Wednesday, the White House said it would supply another military aid package to Ukraine. The package is worth $300 million and features “HIMARS rockets systems ammunition, 155mm howitzers and accompanying artillery, mortar rounds, anti-armor weapon systems, and trucks and trailers.”

Since the weeks before the Russian invasion, US military aid for Ukraine has reached more than $36.4 billion.