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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

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Russia has denied any involvement after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned Friday that an attempted coup d’etat is being deliberate in his nation to happen next week.

Zelenskiy informed reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians have been concerned, The Washington Post reported. While he additionally spoke of a menace of army escalation from Russia, he fell wanting accusing the Kremlin of an involvement within the deliberate coup, in response to Reuters.

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy presents his nationwide assertion throughout day two of COP26 at SECC on Nov. 1, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andy Buchanan – Pool/Getty Images)

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“We have challenges not only from the Russian Federation and possible escalation – we have big internal challenges. I received information that a coup d’etat will take place in our country on Dec. 1-2,” Zelenskyy mentioned, including that his nation was ready for any escalation, Reuters reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied Russia’s involvement in any coup against Ukraine.

Zelenskyy takes part at a commemoration ceremony at a monument of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred, activists who were killed during the anti-government protest the Euro Maidan revolution in 2014, in Kyiv, Ukraine on Nov. 21, 2021. (Photo by STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Zelenskyy takes half at a commemoration ceremony at a monument of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred, activists who have been killed throughout the anti-government protest the Euro Maidan revolution in 2014, in Kyiv, Ukraine on Nov. 21, 2021. (Photo by STR/NurPhoto through Getty Images)

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“Russia had no plans to get involved. Russia never does such things at all,” Peskov mentioned Friday, in response to state media.

Zelenskyy warned earlier this month that Russia had amassed 100,000 troops close to the Ukraine border and was making ready for an invasion. U.S. officers have additionally sounded the alarm on a possible invasion, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken is involved with European allies on the matter. House Republicans are have petitioned President Biden to deploy troops to the area.

Fox News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.

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