Zelenskyy, Greek PM nearly hit in Russian strike

by ian

A Russian missile almost hit President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Greek prime minister during their meeting in the port city of Odesa.

The Washington Examiner reports that the missile exploded 650 feet from their location, killing at least five people in the process. Now, some are speculating that the attack was meant to kill Zelenskyy, notwithstanding the potential injury of a NATO ally as well.

Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament’s foreign affairs committee Oleksandr Merezhko commented, “We cannot rule out that there might have been an attempt on the president’s life.” But he went on to say that the Russians have been very careful so far and have not attempted anything like this before.

Merezkho reasoned, “They understand that if they create danger for Western leaders, it will have a backlash, and the sanctions will be stronger.”

The attack drew heavy criticism from the European Union. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called Russia’s attack a terror attempt and reinforced the EU’s commitment to Ukraine.