We want to kill Vladimir Putin – Ukrainian deputy intelligence chief,Vadim Skibitsky, has disclosed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is included on Ukraine’s kill list. Skibitsky also revealed that his agency is actively pursuing high-ranking Russian military commanders.
In an interview with Germany’s Die Welt media outlet, Skibitsky was asked about his agency’s efforts to assassinate the Russian head of state. He responded by stating that President Putin is becoming increasingly aware of their proximity to him.
Skibitsky explained that their previous attempts to eliminate Putin have been unsuccessful because he remains secluded, but noted that the Russian leader is now starting to make public appearances.
However, the intelligence agency is uncertain whether these public appearances genuinely involve Putin, according to Skibitsky.
Furthermore, Skibitsky mentioned that his subordinates are attempting to kill Yevgeny Prighozhin, the head of the Wagner private military company.
According to the Ukrainian deputy chief, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov have also been targeted for elimination by Ukraine’s intelligence service.
Regarding the assassinations of journalist and activist Darya Dugina, military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, and the recent attack on writer Zakhar Prilepin, Skibitsky claimed that these were carried out by individuals within Russia rather than by the Ukrainian government.
Skibitsky alleged that various factions within the Russian elite are engaged in power struggles.
He further stated that Ukrainian intelligence does not prioritize targeting Russian propagandists but rather focuses on Russian military unit commanders. Skibitsky claimed that they have succeeded in assassinating some of these high-ranking military officials, although he refrained from providing specific names or figures.