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Two ‘Death Squads’ Fail Attempted Assassinations of Ukraine President Zelenskyy

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Last week in a televised address Zelenskyy said he believed Russian forces “designated” him as their “Number 1 target.” It appears as though he was correct.

Reportedly a team of elite Chechen commandos sent into Ukraine to “hunt down and assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was ‘eliminated’ by security forces, a top Kyiv defense official told national media” as reported by Fox News.

A translation of Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleksiy Danilov talking to Ukraine 24 TV channel indicates that defense forces countered two “death squads “sent after Zelenskyy Tuesday.

He said Ukrainian forces got intelligence about a planned attack on Zelenskyy and destroyed an elite Chechen unit. “The special operation that was to be carried out directly by the Kadyrovites to eliminate our president is fully known to us today, and I can say that we received information from representatives of the FSB, who today have no desire to take part in this bloody war,” he said.

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 Ramzan Kadyrov is the leader of the Chechen Republic, which is a semiautonomous part of Russia. He is an ally of Vladimir Putin, and his commandos are considered fierce, highly skilled fighters. The FSB is in reference to Russia’s Federal Security Service. 

Fox News Digital reported Monday that Putin’s move to send Chechen fighters to join the invasion may have backfired as the Ukrainian military outperformed Russian expectations.

The Chechens are part of a Russian national guard unit and are well known for fighting insurgencies, using brutal tactics that even jolted Russia during its two brutal wars in the ’90s against them. The Chechens have been employed to hunt down terrorists in Syria and used by Russia to fight elsewhere, including in Georgia. They also fought the Ukrainians in Donbas when hostilities began there in 2014.

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  1. LongTimeTexan

    March 3, 2022 at 12:33 am

    The patriotism and bravery of the Ukrainian people is something to behold. They love their country and are willing to fight for it at all cost. They put the left-wing, crybaby cowardly liberals, the feckless clown senile little girl fondling Joe Biden and the ignorant, incompetent Commie-la toes-up Harris,AOC and her America hating squad, and all the Democrats to shame. They would all hide crying under their desk and surrender if that happened here.

  2. Mark

    March 3, 2022 at 8:47 am

    Collect their bodies, stuff their mouths with Pork and sew them shut. Then send them back to Chechnya in pig skin bags. Thats all they understand.

  3. Gennaro pupa

    March 4, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    I am not convinced about these “attempts”. Russia has nothing to gain in the Ukraines Presidents assassination, but much to lose in world opinion.
    These are crazy times. Stories fly like bullets in the air on all sides.
    Keep a sense of reality in these days as to what is true or false. Reagan said “trust, but verify”…let’s verify first.

  4. Jack Kroher

    March 5, 2022 at 2:31 am

    They should send a hit squad to Russia, then all of this would end

  5. Gennaro pupa

    March 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Looks to me that MSM is at their “hype” stories once again. OK MSM, where is the proof, who is the source, where and when the TWO failed attempts take place? Yep, MSM is still the enemy of the people.

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Columbia alumni are also anti-Israel, threaten to withhold $77 million in donations

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2,000 people claiming to be Columbia University alumni have signed a letter pledging to “withhold all financial, programmatic, and academic support” from the institution until it meets the demands of anti-Israel protesters. The result is $77 million in donations is at risk.

National Review reports that the letter, addressed to Columbia president Minouche Shafik and the school’s trustees, expresses support for the protesters who oppose the university’s “continued collaboration with the Israeli government’s ongoing genocidal violence against Palestinians.”

“The movement for Palestinian liberation, on campus and globally, is often led by Jewish people of many nations,” the letter says. “Weaponizing claims about antisemitism to silence student speech is based on faulty logic, harms Jewish students, and distracts from true antisemitism, including the attempts by a craven American right to tokenize, exploit, and appropriate Jewish trauma and resilience.”

There does not appear to be a process to verify that people who sign the letters are, in fact, Columbia alumni. It allows people to sign anonymously.

The letter condemns the “administration’s brutal repression of student speech and assembly,” specifically president Shafik’s decision to call in the New York Police Department Strategic Response Group on protesters. Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters were arrested at Columbia and at the City College of New York on April 30, including some who barricaded themselves inside a campus admissions building.

Signatories of the letter are pledging to withhold donations until the university meets 13 demands, including: that it divests from companies that “fund or profit from Israeli apartheid, genocide, and occupation of Palestine”; calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war; removes Shafik as president; bans the NYPD from campus; and drops charges against student activists, reverses disciplinary measures against them, and finances the healthcare for students who were “brutalized” by the police.

The website where the letter is shared claims that the signatories have previously provided over $67 million in financial contributions to Columbia, and that over $77 million in donations are now at risk.

The letter also claims that the university “failed to hold accountable the former Israeli soldiers who carried out a chemical attack on protesting students in January 2024.” That seems to be a reference to an incident involving anti-Israel protesters who told the student-run Columbia Spectator that during a demonstration earlier this year they were sprayed with “skunk,” a chemical developed by the Israeli Defense Forces.

While this letter is from supporters of the anti-Israel protesters, Columbia has also received pushback from opponents who say the school is allowing protesters to break the law, disrupt the educational environment, and harass Jewish students, adds National Review.

On Monday, 13 federal judges sent a letter to Columbia leaders saying they will no longer hire the school’s students as clerks due to their behavior and the school’s mismanagement of anti-Israel protests, writing that “Columbia has disqualified itself from educating the future leaders of our country.”

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a Columbia alumnus, said in April that he would withhold donations from the university due to the anti-Israel protests.

“I am deeply saddened at the virulent hate that continues to grow on campus and throughout our country,” Kraft said in a statement. “I am no longer confident that Columbia can protect its students and staff and I am not comfortable supporting the university until corrective action is taken.”

 

 

 

 

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