Washington prevented a Ukrainian plot to assassinate the Russian Chief of Staff

The New York Times reported that Washington tried to prevent Kyiv from launching an attack on Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov, with the aim of assassinating him.

Assassination attempt

The newspaper stated, quoting US officials, that the US administration was the first to discover that Gerasimov was planning to visit the front lines of his forces in Ukraine, but the United States did not pass this information to Ukraine, “for fear that the attempt on his life would lead to a war between the United States and Russia.”

She added that after Kyiv learned the news of the visit, US officials tried in vain to persuade Ukraine to cancel the attack, as Ukraine went ahead with implementing its plan, but Gerasimov was unharmed.

Surprise visit to the Russian Defense Minister

It is noteworthy that the Russian Ministry of Defense had reported today, Sunday, that the Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, visited the Russian southern military district to inspect the work of the forces in the special operations area.

The ministry said in a statement, “The Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, paid a working visit to the southern military district and inspected the gatherings of forces in the areas of the special military operation.”

She added that Shoigu, at the command center, listened to reports from the commanders about the situation and the actions of the Russian forces in the areas of operations.

Putin is briefed on the progress of operations

In the context of operations on Ukrainian soil, the official spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was briefed on the work of the joint headquarters of the Russian military branches participating in the special operation in Ukraine and held separate meetings with the leaders.

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