Russian President Putin is on the No. 1 list of targets for elimination by the Ukrainian military, a high-ranking official of the Ukrainian military intelligence service said on the 24th (local time).

Vadim Skivytsky, deputy head of the General Reconnaissance Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told the German daily Diewelt on Tuesday, according to Russia's official RIA Novosti news agency, "Our priority is to get rid of the unit commander who gives the order to attack his subordinates."

Putin officially holds the post of Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces.

When asked who is on the list of targets for elimination, Skivitsky said, "President Putin," explaining that "because he coordinates and decides everything."

In fact, on the 1nd, there was a drone attack on the Kremlin, which is believed to be a terrorist attempt by the Ukrainian side.

Later that night, two drones exploded over the Kremlin, where Putin's office is located, with a 2-minute time difference, but did not cause major damage.

Putin was reportedly not in the Oval Office at the time.

U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Kremlin drone attack may have been a covert operation by Ukrainian security forces, The New York Times (NYT) reported on Jan. 15.

This is not the first time Ukrainian officials have threatened to terrorize Russian figures who support Russia's war of aggression.

Kyrylo Budanov, chief of the General Reconnaissance Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, warned earlier this month that "Ukraine has been and will kill Russians (who support the war) everywhere in the world until complete victory."

In fact, there have been a series of incidents in Russia in which supporters of the invasion of Ukraine have been killed in explosions believed to be terrorism.

In August last year, Darya Dugina, the daughter of far-right thinker Aleksandr Dugin, who influenced Putin's conservative beliefs, was killed in a car explosion.

Her daughter, Dugina, a journalist and political commentator, has supported her father's ideas that have influenced Putin's expansionist foreign policy and has spoken out on Russian state TV about the invasion of Ukraine.

Early last month, Vladlan Tatarsky, a Russian military blogger who had taken a stand in support of the war against Ukraine, was killed in an explosion at a café in St. Petersburg.

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