Cynical message from Russia: 'Zelensky won't live to old age'

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.23 - 2023 4:50 PM CET

Cynical message from Russia.

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Dmitry Medvedev, former Russian President and deputy on the Security Council, issued a dire warning to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Medvedev's remarks, perceived as an assassination threat, suggest that Zelensky is "unlikely to have a chance of living to old age".

According to Express, this statement comes in the wake of Zelensky's revelation that he had already survived multiple assassination attempts, speculated to be around five or six, orchestrated by the Kremlin.

Medvedev's comments, characterized as a chilling threat, were made following Zelensky's comparison of the first assassination attempt to the initial shock and fear associated with COVID-19, indicating a growing familiarity and resilience to such threats over time.

The Ukrainian President's candid acknowledgment of the continued attempts on his life by Russia underscores the persistent peril he faces amidst the ongoing conflict.

These events mark a significant moment in the ongoing struggle between Ukraine and Russia, with high-ranking officials openly discussing assassination attempts and threats.

Dmitry Medvedev is not the only Russian official to have reacted to Zelensky's interview with The Sun.

Two days ago, Putin's spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, responded, stating that he did not have much confidence in Kyiv's success in assassinating Putin. You can read more about this here.