Ukraine on High Alert as Threat of Russia-Backed Coup Looms

Ukraine on High Alert as Threat of Russia-Backed Coup Looms

Andrew H. Sweet

Strategic positions/ascepts of Russian and Belarusian forces

Speaking to reporters early Monday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said his country's law enforcement agencies were still studying the intelligence Zelenskiy cited during a press conference the previous week.

The reports indicate that a billionaire Ukrainian oligarch may try to seize power with Russia's support on Dec. 1 or 2.

Zelenskiy, in his statements on Friday, claimed that businessman Rinat Akhmetov, among the wealthiest people in Ukraine, "has been drawn into a war against the Ukrainian state." The intelligence he cited, at least in part, came from U.S. government sources.

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