Washington: The reports that Ukraine has dug its heels, without giving in to Russian forces, could be far from true.
Russia has intensified attacks widening its curve of assault to newer cities.
Yesterday American authorities said of setting up a Ukrainian government in exile in Poland.
Hours after the news broke, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Ukraine has "plans in place" in the event of President Volodymyr Zelensky dies in the war.
"The Ukrainian government's leadership is remarkable. I spoke to the Ukrainian foreign minister who said that his country has plans in place to ensure continuity in government," Blinken said
However, Russian sources yesterday claimed that Ukrainian President has already sought safety outside the nation.
Corroborating to it, Ukrainian's spokesperson to the President's office neither confirmed nor rejected whether Zelensky was outside Ukraine. His silence speaks volumes.
All the more confusing the already muddled situation is the latest response from US authorities on leadership continuity in case the President dies.
Meanwhile, President Zelensky went on claiming that Russian had plans to hit him.
In order to carry out the assassination of Zelensky, Ukraine claimed, hundreds of Russian mercenaries are operating in Kyiv at present.
Western sources, according to reports, confirmed the presence of Russian mercenaries linked to Moscow spies entering Ukraine just before Russian invasion.
The situation resembles the world situation with undercover agents operating across nations.
Unconfirmed reports sourcing from Ukrainian authorities say that Zelensky survived an attempt on his life last week.
In the thick of this one report said the Russian Ministry of Defence would carry out strikes on Ukrainian enterprises in the defence industry.
"As part of the task of demilitarising Ukraine, the Russian armed forces will use high-precision weapons to destroy Ukrainian enterprises in the defence industry.
"In order to avoid endangering the lives of employees of Ukrainian defence industry enterprises, we warn in advance about the planned strikes on such facilities," Ukrayinska Pravda reported.
The Russian Defence Ministry warned the staff of Ukrainian defence plants off the territory of their enterprises.
The ministry said that employees of Ukrainian defence industry enterprises are being forced to restore damaged Ukrainian military equipment, according to IANS.