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Ukraine's intelligence reports over 10 assassination attempts on Budanov since Russia's invasion

12 March, 2024 Tuesday
13:05

A representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Andriy Yusov, said that more than 10 serious assassination attempts have been made against the HUR's Chief Kyrylo Budanov, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine

He said this in a program on the FreeDom TV channel.

"More than 10 serious assassination attempts have been made against General Budanov. Unfortunately, as a result of these assassination attempts, Ukrainian intelligence officers have been killed over the past 10 years," Yusov said.

According to a representative of Ukrainian intelligence, the main targets for the Russians are the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the President of Ukraine, and the heads of Ukrainian special services.

  • In November 2023, it was reported that Kyrylo Budanov's wife was poisoned. According to media reports, Marianna Budanova could have been poisoned with mercury and arsenic.
  • Later, Kyrylo Budanov said that he knew who was behind the poisoning of his wife and stated that retaliatory actions would be taken on the territory of the Russian Federation.
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