President Zelensky unveils Russia’s dangerous “Maidan 3” plan aimed at division and chaos in Ukraine. Citing intelligence information, he speaks of a targeted attempt to overthrow him.
Ukrainian President Zelensky said in Kiev that Russia was seeking to create “chaos” in Ukraine and overthrow him. This reports “Bloomberg“. This is based on information from the Ukrainian secret service and international partners.
Operation Maidan 3
Zelensky speaks of a Russian disinformation plan, known internally as “Maidan 3”. This plan refers to the previous protests in Kiev in 2004 and 2013-2014, which led to the overthrow of then-President Viktor Yanukovych. Russia sees these events as a coup, Zelensky said, according to Ukrainska Pravda.
Financial shortages affect US military aid
The US signals possible disruptions in military support to Ukraine due to funding delays. According to the report, the Pentagon has already announced a possible reduction in aid deliveries due to dwindling funds. President Biden is urging Congress to break a stalemate and approve a $61.4 billion aid package for Ukraine.
EU and US promise continued support Despite the challenges, Biden and EU leaders reiterate their support for Ukraine, both in the form of arms deliveries and financially. Nevertheless, recent efforts to push back Russian forces in Ukraine have so far shown little success.