The elite squad of Chechen troops that was tasked with assassinating Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, has been eliminated by the country’s armed forces, National Security and Defense Council’s Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said on March, 1.
During a live broadcast by the Rada TV channel, Danilov said that certain sources in Russia’s FSB security service oppose the war Moscow wages on Ukraine, gave Kyiv critical intelligence that led to Ramzan Kadyrov’s “elite” squad being eliminated.
“They were divided in two groups, we were tracking them,” said Danilov.
“One group was handled near Hostomel, the other one is in our sights.”
“We won’t give up our president, our country; this is our land, begone.”
Earlier, the Office of the President of Ukraine said that Ukraine’s Armed Forces have destroyed a detachment of Chechen soldiers, led by Mohammad Tushaev, near Hostomel. Tushaev was in command of the 141st Mechanized Brigade of Chechnya’s National Guard.
On March 1, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov confirmed losses among those serving under his command in Ukraine.
According to Zelensky, Moscow has designated him as a target of the highest priority for their invading forces.