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Ukraine claims Russian attempt to assassinate Zelensky foiled

11:55 PM | 7 May, 2024
Ukraine claims Russian attempt to assassinate Zelensky foiled
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Two colonels from the State Guard of Ukraine, responsible for safeguarding top officials, have been apprehended on suspicion of implementing a plan orchestrated by Russia’s Federal Security Service. The recruitment of these colonels reportedly occurred before Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The head of the State Security Service, Vasyl Maliuk, was quoted in the statement as disclosing that the plot involved an assault planned before Russian President Vladimir Putin's fifth-term inauguration on Tuesday. Maliuk claimed personal oversight of the covert operation aimed at thwarting the scheme.

Ukrainian President Zelensky has allegedly been a recurrent target of Russian aggression, including during the onset of the Russian invasion in February 2022, as stated by Kyiv.

In this recent assassination plot, Ukrainian security officials asserted that Russia had endeavored to identify individuals within Zelensky's security detail who could potentially seize the Ukrainian leader and carry out his assassination.

The two Ukrainian colonels have been arrested on suspicion of treason, an offense punishable by life imprisonment, according to the statement.

Last month, Polish and Ukrainian prosecutors jointly announced the apprehension of a suspect believed to be involved in aiding a Russian plot to assassinate Zelensky.

In a separate incident last August, the SBU disclosed the arrest of a woman implicated in a scheme to assassinate the Ukrainian leader by gathering intelligence on his movements outside of Kyiv.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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