The war in Ukraine. Maksym Donets – the personal bodyguard of Volodymyr Zelensky

The war in Ukraine. Maksym Donets – the personal bodyguard of Volodymyr Zelensky
The war in Ukraine. Maksym Donets – the personal bodyguard of Volodymyr Zelensky
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Little is known about Zelensky’s bodyguard – as about the personal bodyguards of every head of state. Our Niwa wrote that his name was Maksym Doniec, he had a wife and a daughterand his property declaration shows that he has no real estate, only the right to live in a military unit and two of his father’s apartments, and that he drives a 2011 car.

He became Zelensky’s personal bodyguard in 2019, at the very beginning of the current president’s political career. Previously, he was the personal bodyguard of Ihor Kolomoyskyi, which raised suspicions that the then candidate was dependent on a well-known oligarch, Nasha Niva noted.

Zelenskiy explained the fact of using Kolomoyskyi’s security at the time: “We have a contract with a company that deals with security and safety. That’s all. Andriy Bohdan is one of the partners there, I don’t know what the deal is, who is the boss there. There are three companies. who provide legal services to our party “. Bohdan is the lawyer of Ihor Kolomoysky, who later headed the office of the President of Ukraine – explained the portal.

After the second round of elections in 2019, Zelenskiy left for Turkey with his family. There he stumbled upon Russian propagandists who had to be “chased away” by Donets. In the first days of his presidency, Zelensky made him the head of his security service. At the end of March 2022, already during the war, he was awarded the rank of brigadier general.

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Our Niwa emphasized that the previous presidents of Ukraine were protected by 10-15 people. Zelenskiy, on the other hand, had increased the number of presidential security staff many times before the war. At the end of 2021, it was reported that only in the so-called The first group of Zelensky is protected by about 70 people, and a little further there are also people from the intelligence services and soldiers.

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From 2019 Zelenskiy lives in an atmosphere of constant threats to his lifeand this danger has only increased since the war began. Western interviews reported that Moscow planned to physically liquidate the leadership of the Ukrainian state in February 2022. Representatives of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies claim that they have prevented several attempts to attack Zelensky, summed up the Nasha Niva portal.

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