Kyiv reviews its troops after alert over supposed Moscow and Akhmetov-backed coup

Police officers stand guard outside the parliament building as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session in Kyiv, Ukraine, 1 December 2021.
Police officers stand guard outside the parliament building as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session in Kyiv, Ukraine, 1 December 2021. © Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky says he is determined to defuse the crisis with Russia but is having to devote some of his energy to fighting his new internal enemy, oligarch Rinat Akhmetov. By claiming to have discovered a coup plan backed both by Moscow and Akhmetov supporters, he has been able to kill two birds with one stone. [...] (701 words)
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