An undated photo released by Ukraine's Security Services shows a woman, center, being detained by law enforcement after she was accused of plotting to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ukraine's Security Services

Woman arrested in plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine says

The Ukrainian woman was being questioned, officials said.

By Yulia Drozd and Kevin Shalvey

An undated photo released by Ukraine’s Security Services shows a woman, center, being detained by law enforcement after she was accused of plotting to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ukraine’s Security Services

KYIV and LONDON — A Ukrainian woman has been detained by Ukraine’s Security Service in connection with an apparent plot to attack President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the service said on Monday.

The woman, who is from Mykolaiv but was not publicly named, was being questioned, officials said. She had been part of a plot aimed at assassinating Zelenskyy during his visit last week to Mykolaiv, a southeastern city near the front, officials said.

PHOTO: An undated photo released by Ukraine’s Security Services shows a woman, center, being detained by law enforcement after she was accused of plotting to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

An undated photo released by Ukraine’s Security Services shows a woman, center, being detained by law enforcement after she was accused of plotting to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Ukraine’s Security Services

Law enforcement officials said she had been caught “red-handed” as she handed info to the Russians.

She allegedly was passing information on to Russian forces about Zelenskyy’s location, including specific a full itinerary for the president’s visit to the Mykolaiv region. The Russians would have then ordered an airstrike to assassinate him, Ukrainian officials alleged.

Investigators learned of her alleged plans ahead of the visit and Zelenskyy took “additional security measures” while in the area, security officials said.

“The Ukrainian Security Service continued to document the criminal actions of the enemy accomplice in order to obtain new data about her Russian ‘curators’ and the tasks received,” officials said in a Monday statement written in Ukrainian.

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