Leaked Kremlin documents show Moscow’s initial plan for the invasion of Ukraine, which involved a brutal 10-day siege and the execution of President Volodymyr Zelensky – a plan that failed spectacularly badly
Leaked Kremlin documents have revealed details of Moscow’s initial pre-invasion plan for Ukraine.
The documents, allegedly signed off by Vladimir Putin, reveal the Kremlin planned to carry out its take-over in just 10 days and annex it by August 2022.
Russian special services were also instructed to kill Ukrainian leaders including president Volodymyr Zelensky, according to British think tank Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI).
The plans began with a “massive missile and airstrike campaign” against Ukrainian military targets, according to the think tank.
Russia’s plans included a plot to assassinate President Zelensky, according to the documents (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)