Ukraine has a ‘continuity of government’ plan if Zelensky is killed, Antony Blinken says

Ukraine’s government has a contingency plan in place if President Volodymyr Zelensky is killed during the Russian invasion, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed on Sunday. 

Zelensky survived three assassination attempts by Russian-backed groups just this week, the Times reported on Friday.

Hours after Blinken’s grim confirmation, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio was forced to defend himself from criticism after on Saturday sharing an image of Zelensky during a Zoom call despite being asked not to for security reasons.

During an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Blinken was asked if Russian leader Vladimir Putin would face ‘consequences’ for Zelensky’s murder.

‘And are you working on a contingency plan to support a Ukrainian government without him at the helm?’ host Margaret Brennan added.

Blinken first praised Zelensky and other Kyiv officials as ‘the embodiment of this incredibly brave Ukrainian people.’

‘The Ukrainians have plans in place — that I’m…

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